Should I Choose Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?

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Cracks, chips, stains, gaps, spaces, and worn or “short” teeth may seem like minor dental issues but can have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile. These common cosmetic concerns can be easily corrected with procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding, which can rejuvenate a damaged tooth and restore lost functionality.

Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to build out and then reshape the affected tooth to create a seamless smile. Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding can typically be completed within just one appointment with Dr. Marianna Farber. In addition, there is very little tooth preparation necessary for dental bonding, which preserves more of the natural tooth structure. Dental bonding can also be a more cost effective method of repairing tooth imperfections in some cases.

Porcelain veneers offer results that tend to be more durable and natural-looking than dental bonding. Each veneer is custom-made to match the color and blend with the appearance of your natural teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can even correct mild tooth misalignment, depending upon the severity of the condition. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last decades.

The best option for you will depend on the number and severity of your tooth imperfections as well as your unique goals and expectations. To learn more about which cosmetic dentistry option might be best for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber and contact us today.