Cosmetic dentistry helps improve quality of healthy teeth and smile. Practices like dental bonding and application of veneers that are commonly used to mend cavities or fix broken and chipped teeth. Veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding involves smaller parts of a single tooth. Both bonding and veneers are used to reshape and enhance an angle, color, or spacing of your teeth. Boost your smile by fixing an appointment with your cosmetic dentist at Dental Wellness clinic in Kellyville. Read on to learn about teeth bonding vs veneers.
A painless procedure, tooth bonding is used to make minor adjustments and repairs on a particular tooth. Bonding is also referred to as bonded restoration. A trained cosmetic dentist can fix several teeth during one appointment. The process involves using composite resin, a material that resembles natural tooth color. The resin is applied on to the damaged area of the tooth, and then shaped and hardened by using light.
Veneers are wafer-thin shell casings attached to front part of your teeth and are commonly made of composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are preferred over composite resin veneers, as they’re stronger, last longer, and tend not to get discolored or stained over time. Composite veneers can be applied in one dental visit, while porcelain veneers take two sittings to attach.
Used to fill gaps and fix broken or chipped teeth. Your cosmetic dentist may apply custom made porcelain veneers or covers the problem area with multiple layers of composite resin when getting composite resin veneers.
Much like natural teeth, veneered teeth need to be cared for by brushing and flossing daily. Once you get a veneer, the procedure cannot be reversed as part of your natural tooth enamel is removed during the application process. If somehow your veneer chips or breaks off, it can be redone with a fresh cap applied onto the tooth, alternatively you could add a crown to fix the problem.