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When to Choose Dental Bonding Over Dental Veneers

Are you embarrassed by your teeth? Do you cover your mouth when you speak, or avoid having your picture taken? Cosmetic dentistry offers a way to feel better about your smile and yourself.

You may have heard about dental veneers as an effective way to improve the look of your teeth. But, have you heard about dental bonding and how this option can also transform your smile?

What is Dental Bonding?

A cosmetic procedure, dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is bonded to the surface of the tooth. Highly durable and made to match the color of existing teeth, the dental bonding resin almost becomes part of your teeth for long-lasting and natural results.

Is Dental Bonding a Better Choice for You?

Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers treat common cosmetic imperfections of the teeth. However, if the problems with your teeth don’t need extensive treatment, dental bonding is a good choice.

While there is much overlap in what veneers and dental bonding offer, here are some ideal scenarios where dental bonding may provide the perfect option:

  • improve discolored teeth
  • close small gaps in between teeth
  • repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
  • improve the shape or length of teeth
  • protect areas on the teeth exposed from a receding gum line

Why Choose Dental Bonding?

Although veneers provide superior aesthetic improvements because the porcelain material covers the entire tooth’s surface, dental bonding is a highly practical choice for many patients looking to improve their smile. Dental bonding has many advantages.

  • Dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment
  • May not require anesthetic
  • May not require the removal of existing tooth surface
  • Strengthens the tooth
  • Less expensive than veneers
  • With proper care, bonding can last up to 15 years

You should check your benefits or contact us to see if dental bonding is covered.