FAQs: Do You Need Veneers Or Bonding?

Repairing a tooth is important not just for esthetic reasons, but to protect your smile from an increased risk of tooth decay and eventually, a serious infection. We have cosmetic treatments that can restore minor damage and ensure your tooth continues to look natural. Do you need veneers or bonding to improve your smile?

Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers and Bonding

Question: I chipped a tooth, which procedure can help?

Answer: Actually, both can help address chipped teeth. Dental bonding can use composite resin to restore the missing tooth structure. The material can also be shaded to better blend with the tooth. Veneers are placed over the front of the tooth, masking minor damage and reshaping the tooth. This is often considered a more cost-effective option, while restorations are a little more lifelike.

Question: Can either be used to mask teeth stains?

Answer: Yes. Bonding can mask stain teeth and is often suggested for teeth near the rear of the mouth. Veneers can also cover up permanent stains and they work great for the front facing teeth due to their more natural looking appearance.

Question: How long does each procedure take?

Answer: Bonding can actually be completed in a single visit. Veneers may require two visits. After the tooth is prepared and impressions are taken, the restorations will need to be fabricated. During the second visit the doctor will make any necessary adjustments and then place the restorations.

Question: How do I get started?

Answer: First, schedule a consultation. We actually offer a free cosmetic consultation, during which we will examine your smile and sit down with you to discuss the best options for correcting your esthetic issues. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free cosmetic consultation, then please contact our office today.