With so many options to improve your smile, we understand if you’re unsure what’s the best choice for your situation. If you feel uncomfortable about your teeth, find yourself avoiding photos or are in the habit of disguising your smile with your hand when you speak, North Boulder Dental Group offers highly effective procedures to improve your teeth and make you feel great!
You may have heard about porcelain veneers, which we offer at our dental practice, which provide an effective way to improve the look of teeth. But, have you heard about dental bonding and how this option can also transform your smile? Let’s have a look at dental bonding and see when it’s a great cosmetic dental improvement choice.
What is Dental Bonding?
A cosmetic procedure, dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is bonded to the surface of the tooth. Highly durable and made to match the color of existing teeth, the dental bonding resin almost becomes part of your teeth for long-lasting and natural results.
What are Veneers?
A thin shell of porcelain, a dental veneer is used to cover the front of each tooth. Made from a high-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers are attached to the surface of the tooth to give it a genuine tooth-like appearance and restore the appearance of teeth.
Is Dental Bonding a Better Choice for You?
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers treat common cosmetic imperfections of the teeth. However, if the problems with your teeth are minor and don’t need extensive treatment, dental bonding is a terrific choice.
While there is much overlap in what veneers and dental bonding offer, here are ideal scenarios where dental bonding may provide the perfect option:
- Improve discolored teeth
- Close small gaps in between teeth
- Repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
- Improve the shape or length of teeth
- Protect areas on the teeth exposed from a receding gum line
Why Choose Dental Bonding?
Although veneers provide superior aesthetic improvements because the porcelain material covers the entire tooth’s surface, dental bonding is a highly recommended and practical choice for many patients looking to improve their smile.
The advantages of dental bonding are many:
- Dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment
- Sometimes doesn’t require anesthetic
- Sometimes doesn’t require the removal of existing tooth surface
- Strengthens the tooth
- Less expensive than veneers
- Long-lasting and with proper care can last up to 15 years
Are you interested in improving the look of your smile? Contact us! We offer dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and a range of other options and can advise you on what the best approach is to improve the look of your teeth.