When it comes to improving the aesthetics of your smile, there are many cosmetic options available. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored, gapped, or slightly misaligned, the appearance of your smile can be enhanced with porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
At River City Dental Solutions in San Antonio, TX, we offer both. Today, our team will discuss porcelain veneers vs. dental bonding and explore the pros and cons of both options so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.
During this cosmetic procedure, aesthetic flaws can be concealed using a special tooth-colored composite resin material. Applied directly to the teeth, the resin can be molded and shaped to fit your natural smile and anatomy.
Once the desired appearance is achieved, the bonding material is hardened with a curing light and polished to a natural-looking, beautiful shine.
Like bonding, porcelain veneers are also used to mask certain cosmetic imperfections. In contrast to composite resin, however, porcelain veneers are crafted from medical-grade ceramic. Veneers are custom-designed and adhere to the front surfaces of the teeth.
In most cases, porcelain veneers can be placed in just two office visits. During the first appointment, impressions will be made of your teeth. These will be used to create your veneers, a process that takes about two to three weeks to complete.
Once the veneers have been fabricated, they will be bonded into place during a second appointment at our office.
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers have the same end goal: to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. However, there are a few key differences that will factor into your treatment decision. These include:
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation at our practice. Our doctors can help you establish which solution will meet your unique needs. Contact River City Dental Solutions online or call us at (210) 349-3745.
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