There are multiple solutions today for patients wishing to improve the look of their teeth. Two of the most well-known and effective cosmetic dentistry solutions are dental bonding and porcelain veneers. To learn more about each of these options, consider the following information:
Dental bonding is ideal for patients with chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth. During the procedure, your dentist will apply a composite material directly onto your teeth, which is then shaped and sculpted to correct the conditions you wish to address. After a satisfactory result has been achieved, the material is permanently bonded to your teeth and hardened using a UV light.
Dental bonding is a low-cost, quick, and easy treatment; however, this procedure does not last as long as veneers. If you enjoy candy, soda, or lemons, or if grind your teeth at night, this will also affect the durability of your dental bonding.
Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of concerns, including worn, crooked, or disproportionate teeth. They can also be used to fix chipping, staining, or gaps between teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain overlays that are bonded permanently to your teeth by your dentist.
Veneers, while requiring more time in the dentist’s chair and a higher monetary investment, are long-lasting and more durable than bonding. They can also be used to enhance and straighten the appearance of teeth. However, if you are suffering from tooth decay or periodontal disease, you cannot receive veneers until these conditions have been addressed by your dentist.
When choosing the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for your needs, it’s important to consider each treatment. Lenox Village Dentistry of Nashville specializes in cosmetic and preventative dentistry to enhance your smile. To find out more about us, visit our website or call us at (615) 832-2095 to make an appointment.