Cosmetic Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneer
Which is Better?
At True Smile Dentistry, patients frequently visit with concerns about not just the health or their teeth, but their appearance as well. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry solutions to rejuvenate and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Cosmetic issues that can be addressed with Cosmetic Bonding or Porcelain Veneers include:
Closing spaces or gaps
Fixing chipped teeth
Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)
Lengthening uneven teeth
Protecting roots exposed by receding gums
Restoring badly discolored teeth
One common fix for many cosmetic imperfections is the use of Porcelain Veneers. This requires the grinding down of the teeth before thin layers of porcelain are bonded to the teeth. These veneers are durable and can last for many years. They can also correct for mild tooth misalignment.
An alternative to porcelain veneers is the use of Dental Cosmetic Bonding. Cosmetic Bonding can be one of the fastest ways to dramatically enhance your smile. The process does not require the grinding down of your teeth. Instead, a composite resin is used. Dr. Trieu shapes and color-matches your restored teeth so they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
The first major advantage of cosmetic bonding is that it is a very Conservative treatment that preserves much more of your natural tooth structure than porcelain veneers. Secondly, Cosmetic Bonding can typically be completed in a single office visit whereas using porcelain veneers typically requires the time-consuming use of an off-site laboratory.
And finally, using Cosmetic Bonding to repair or rejuvenate your smile is often a more cost-effective solution for resolving many common cosmetic issues.
Each patient is unique and neither solution is best in all circumstances. The best way to determine which procedure is best is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trieu to discuss your unique goals and expectations.