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Bonding vs. Veneers: What’s Right for Me?

January 10, 2022
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Posted By: Ryan Rupert
Veneers vs Bonding

Cosmetic dental procedures are more advanced and efficient today than ever before. Technology has progressed to give us bright, healthy smiles with safe and comfortable procedures and techniques. If you have chipped, cracked, irregular or discolored teeth, there are solutions for you.

When it comes to giving your teeth a regular shape and a more pleasant appearance, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers are two main choices. Let’s see how they compare.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding in dentistry means applying a dental bonding composite to your teeth in order to repair small defects caused by trauma, injuries, decay, or simply irregularities in the way your natural teeth look. 

Bonding is cheaper than veneers and not so invasive, as the dentist doesn’t have to modify the structure of your natural teeth before applying the bonding. As long as your teeth are free from any decay or cavities, bonding can simply be applied on their surface, creating volume where it’s missing, covering cracks and chips, and so on.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers, on the other hand, are a permanent solution. They are thin porcelain wafers that are bonded to your natural teeth after the dentist removes a thin layer of your enamel. Because of this step, getting veneers is irreversible and, even if your veneers get damaged or you want to change them, you will have to get new ones for the rest of your life. 

But, compared to dental bonding, veneers are much more durable and have a long life span, of 10 to 15 years. They will not become discolored and they won’t break easily, giving your smile a stunning appearance.

Which One Is Right for You?

Choosing between the two cosmetic procedures depends a lot on your needs, the result you want to achieve, your budget, and other factors. Your dentist can help you decide by explaining everything you need to take into account, what steps each procedure has, and what to expect afterward. 

3D simulations can be created to give you a clear idea of what you would look like after getting veneers. Bonding is quite flexible and a talented dentist will shape the bonding to fit your tooth structure and the rest of your appearance perfectly and naturally.

Book an Appointment Today!

Improving the appearance of your teeth can greatly improve how you feel about yourself. But, you need a team of talented professionals to get great results.

If you are interested in getting cosmetic dental treatment, please contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Ryan Rupert and his team at Robinson Township Smiles. They will guide you along the way and respond to your real needs and possibilities. 

You can book an appointment on the website, by calling us or by visiting our office in Coraopolis, PA.

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