PORCELAIN VENEERS & BONDING
If you’re looking to fix the way your teeth look, cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers or tooth bonding can help you to enhance the shape, color, size or other imperfections with your smile.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long-lasting smile.
Tooth Bonding is a great option for minor corrections to your teeth.
The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. The application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic). It can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth to repair misshapen, decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. Veneers are for more extensive smile restorations.
Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke and other substances can stain the resin. In addition, brush your teeth often and have them cleaned regularly Bonding usually lasts several years before it needs to be repaired. How long it lasts depends on how much bonding was done and your oral habits.