Many patients are looking for cosmetic dentistry treatments that deliver attractive results in a short period of time. The good news is that modern dentistry offers a number of reliable and effective aesthetic treatment options that allow patients to transform their smiles.
Today our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists are going to be talking about two cosmetic treatments in particular, dental bonding and veneers. We hope that this short article helps you get a better idea of whether these treatments can work for you!
Both dental bonding and veneers are designed to cover the natural tooth in order to give the smile a new appearance. The difference is that dental bonding does this with resin, while veneers are crafted from porcelain. This simple difference in material leads to a number of differences in treatment processes etc.
First of all, dental bonding is usually completed, from start to finish, in one appointment. Veneers, on the other hand, require a few appointments to complete, as the veneers are first crafted, and then they are applied to the natural tooth.
Additionally, because veneers are individually crafted, they really need to be completely replaced if they become damaged. Dental bonding can be repaired with additional resin, so this restorative process is usually a bit easier and faster.
Generally speaking, porcelain veneers last longer than dental bonding. With proper care, veneers can last for decades before they need to be replaced. Your dentist will give you guidance on how to care for your veneers so that you can extend the life of your smile.
The best way to figure out whether veneers or bonding will work for you is to schedule a personal consultation with our team. When we assess the current state of your smile, we’ll be able to point toward a solution that meets all of your needs.
Give our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists a call to schedule a consultation to learn more!