Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Details The Particularities Of Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers, Respectively

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Dec 27, 2022

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are here to help you find the perfect treatment situation for your situation. Today we are going to be talking about two very popular aesthetic treatments in our office—dental veneers and tooth bonding.

Both dental bonding and veneers cover the patient’s natural teeth in order to achieve aesthetic and structural change. You can use these treatments to cover damage, close gaps between teeth, and resurface discoloration or irregularities in the enamel.

If you choose dental bonding, you’ll be adding customized dental resin to your tooth; this treatment can generally be completed in just one appointment. You can come in with dental damage, and leave the same day with a refreshed and rejuvenated smile.

Dental veneers, on the other hand, are individually crafted from porcelain. Once the veneers are complete, our dentist permanently attaches the restoration to the patient’s tooth structure. Prior to application, we shape the relevant teeth, to ensure that once the veneer is in place it looks natural and is not too bulky.

Both of these treatments are effective and convenient. Keep in mind that dental bonding can be repaired when it is damaged, while veneers need to be replaced. Generally speaking, veneers are more durable than bonding, and, with proper care, can last for years before they need to be replaced. At the outset, however, dental bonding is more affordable than veneer treatment.

The best way to move forward is to meet with your dentist so that your dentist can assess your current smile. Based on the health and appearance of your teeth, your dental team will give you a better idea of whether veneers or bonding will work best for you.

You can always give our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists a call to schedule your own consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!