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Mar
6

Improving Your Smile: Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

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When you glance in the mirror, do you feel self-conscious about your smile? There are many options that can help to change that.  Two of the most popular are veneers and dental bonding, but which is the better choice for you?

Beautiful Porcelain Veneers

Veneers require more preparation of the tooth, but result in a dramatic smile transformation.  Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain covering the teeth, hiding your crooked, misshapen or stained enamel and even gaps between them.

Veneers are custom made to fit your smile.  The process begins with your dentist reshaping your concerned teeth to allow the veneers to be placed, without adding unwanted thickness.  Your veneers are then created in a dental lab, custom made to match the color and shape of your personal preference.  About two weeks later, they are bonded permanently to your teeth. Imagine, a perfect smile in just a few appointments!

Quick and Easy Dental Bonding

Like veneers, dental bonding masks imperfections in your smile.  Bonding uses the same composite resin used for tooth fillings. The resin material is color matched to your existing teeth and then applied by your dentist.  It can be molded and shaped, in office, and then bonded to the tooth with a special ultraviolet light that cures the resin.  This cosmetic therapy can fill gaps, hide cracked or misshapen teeth, brighten teeth or reshape them to be more pleasing. It is ideal for smaller, more localized concerns.

Which Option Is Right For Your Smile?

Dental bonding and veneers are both excellent options for creating an aesthetically pleasing smile, easily and quickly.  If you’re considering a smile makeover, call your dentist today and discuss which option is best for you!

Posted on behalf of:
Modern Family Dental Care
8505 Davis Lake Pkwy, Suite AB-3
Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 248-2083

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