Do You Need Bonding Or Veneers?

With the new year comes new resolutions. Why not resolve to greet 2017 with a brighter smile? We have a number of treatments available to address discoloration, but what about permanent teeth stains? While these may not respond to traditional whitening, we can use a restoration to mask them. Do you need bonding or veneers?

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding involves applying a composite resin to the teeth in several layers before curing it under a light. While curing, the doctor can sculpt and mold the tooth. The finally step is a thorough polish, which helps ensure the tooth is more lifelike. We can use this procedure to mask discoloration, reshape damaged teeth, and close gaps between teeth. Completing a bonding procedure can be done in a single visit.

Dental Veneers

Veneers can also reshape damaged teeth and mask stains, as well as correct the appearance of minor misalignment and close gaps between teeth. We can use them to reshape malformed teeth as well. Made from a thin shell of porcelain, each one is custom-made to blend seamlessly with the smile. Placement typically takes two visits. We use porcelain due to the material’s natural looking appearance, strength, and stain-resistant properties.

Better Habits for Brighter Smiles

You can also make changes to your life to help protect yourself from serious discoloration and other esthetic concerns. First, always make time every six months to see the dentist for a checkup and thorough dental cleaning. We also suggest you quit smoking and cut back on foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches. Finally, always brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. If you have any questions about veneers or bonding, then please contact our office today.