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Do you have a gap between your front teeth or discolorations on your teeth? If you have cosmetic flaws in your smile, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile’s appearance. Both porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding can be used to hide many aesthetic smile concerns, but which is suitable for you? Here are some pros and cons of each and how they can beautify your smile.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Dental composite resin is a substance that can be used to repair or reshape teeth. This soft substance can be fitted into cavities or used to change the size or shape of a tooth. Once in place, the resin is cured with a special light to make a hard, durable material.

Dental bonding for cosmetic dentistry is used to change the appearance of the teeth. A common use of dental bonding is for closing gaps between the teeth. Composite resin can be added to the inside of each tooth to eliminate a gap. Cosmetic bonding is also used to fill in chips and cracks or to hide stains or discolorations.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are shaped to fit over the outside of a tooth. One or several veneers can be used to cover stains, uneven teeth, gaps and other cosmetic flaws. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed from the outside of each tooth so the veneer can be adhered. The porcelain is bonded to the tooth to create a white, beautiful smile.

Veneers vs. Dental Bonding

Both veneers and dental bonding can improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are the gold standard of cosmetic dentistry – the porcelain looks natural and offers stain resistance. However, veneers do require permanent changes to the tooth enamel, and the procedure may take multiple visits. Porcelain veneers are also much more expensive than cosmetic dental bonding.

Dental bonding has advantages for many people wanting a smile makeover. The procedure can be completed in one visit, and the cost is more affordable than veneers. However, the results will not last as long as veneers and teeth with composite bonding are more susceptible to staining and discolorations than those covered with porcelain.

Do you want a brighter, straighter and more attractive smile? Both cosmetic dental bonding and porcelain veneers are excellent options for improving your smile’s appearance. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact our team at Neville Dental Studio. We can schedule a smile makeover consultation at our clinic in Scottsville, Horse Cave or Bowling Green, KY.

Posted on behalf of Neville Dental Studio

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