Porcelain veneers are very strong and durable, but if you’re looking to repair very large dental problems with your teeth, it may be worth considering dental bonding before investing in the stronger but more expensive option of porcelain veneers. Dental bonding before and after involves applying tooth-colored resin over an area of your tooth that needs restoration or strengthening, and it can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. While dental bonding isn’t as long-lasting as porcelain veneers, it’s still strong enough to do the job it needs to do.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can be used to fix small chipped teeth, discolored teeth, and other minor issues with your smile. It involves applying composite resin to a tooth and hardening it using a special light (the dentist may also use temporary cement). The dental bonding material is similar to enamel, but it’s softer and less expensive than porcelain veneers. So why would someone choose veneers over dental bonding? While porcelains are stronger than dental bonding, they also tend to have more limitations in their flexibility and size. If you want a tooth colored just like your own natural teeth, then go with dental bonding.
When should I get dental bonding done?
The decision to get dental bonding done comes down to two questions: one, how confident are you in your smile’s current appearance and two, what problems are causing you concern. If your teeth are structurally sound but cosmetically lacking, dental bonding may be right for you.
It can be a quick fix that offers fast results with little downtime. On the other hand, if your teeth have structural damage such as cracks or chips, may not be strong enough to correct them without requiring a more involved treatment option like porcelain veneers. Most cosmetic dentists recommend getting as a first step before considering more expensive treatments such as porcelain veneers. When should I consider porcelain veneers?:
One of the strongest reasons to go with dental bonding is that it doesn’t require taking enamel off of your teeth; whereas when you get dental veneers, they essentially coat over part of your tooth with a layer of ceramic material.
As such, it’s possible (although rare) for to cause some sensitivity issues due to an imbalance between opposing tooth structures. But most likely only temporary – ask Dr Palinski about any pain and/or sensitivity after having dental bondings applied. In contrast, once you have porcelain veneers on your teeth they’re guaranteed not to chip or crack even though they’re thinner than natural enamel — so long as you take care of them properly!
Which procedure offers a greater range of options in terms of colour and shape?
In terms of shape, dental bonding offers a greater range of options than porcelain veneers. In particular, if you’re looking to correct minor imperfections on your teeth, may be a more efficient (and affordable) option. However, that’s not to say porcelain veneers aren’t effective at offering aesthetic correction; indeed they offer nearly limitless possibilities in terms of colour and shape.
It really comes down to your personal preferences! A professional should be able to help guide you toward which one best suits your needs. Just make sure to consider how strong each material is before making your decision. Dental bonding tends to offer slightly weaker results than porcelain veneers due to its need for constant refinement throughout treatment.
That being said, it doesn’t mean dental bonding isn’t worth considering. As mentioned above, can be an excellent cost-saving alternative. To other procedures such as cosmetic dentistry as well as prosthodontics because it only requires minimal preparation of existing teeth. Plus it can easily last 3-5 years with regular maintenance visits so patients enjoy optimal results without spending too much time—or money—getting there.
What are the pros and cons of each treatment option?
There are a few things to think about when it comes to deciding between dental bonding and porcelain veneers. First, there’s cost. Is generally less expensive than porcelain veneers. That said, if your teeth need work—like multiple fillings. Recontouring, etc.—the total cost could still be close to that of getting veneers. Another consideration: If your teeth aren’t in terrible shape and are just a little crooked (or a lot), then might be an option worth considering; most people can get away with smaller-scale improvements with dental bonding rather than having extensive work done with porcelain veneers.
The initial cost, $250-$300 per tooth, can be as much as 20 times less than that of porcelain veneers ($4,000-$5,000). But just because veneers are more expensive doesn’t mean they’re necessarily better. Keep in mind.
With veneers, it’s one-time investment; after about three years. Your teeth will look just as good (if not better) than when they were first done. So if you want something with less risk and lower monthly payments, might just be your best bet. Talk to a dentist about what’s right for you! [New Patient Special]$59 Cleaning & Exams + Free X-rays with Dental Exam!