Dental Veneers vs. Bonding

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Treatments in cosmetic dentistry work to make the smile look as perfect as it can. Teeth that have been damaged or are naturally imperfect can be brightened, straightened, and shaped. Dental veneers are a common way to make the teeth look uniform and healthy, a popular cosmetic tool used today. Dental bonding is another way to fix small, unsightly dental flaws.

 

Dental veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain strips that are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth in order to cover flaws. These flaws should be only cosmetic in nature, as more serious issues that compromise a patient’s dental or oral health should be treated. Dental veneers can effectively cover stains, chips, and cracks, as well as crooked and misshapen teeth.

 

Dental bonding

A chip or crack in a tooth may be small, but if left untreated, could become worse. Dental veneers, or just one veneer for a slightly damaged tooth, can be too costly for such a small issue. Fortunately, this type of cosmetic flaw can be fixed easily with dental bonding. Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin material that sticks to the teeth and makes them look whole again.

If you believe you could benefit from one of these cosmetic treatments, talk to your general dentist about dental bonding, or contact out Los Angeles porcelain veneer expert.

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