Going along with last week’s blog about whitening strategies, this week Smile Workshop is taking another look at how to keep those pearly whites at their absolute best! Sure, you can whiten as often as you’d like, but sometimes brightening your teeth won’t cut it. If there are damages that can’t be brightened, our expert team of dentists explore either veneer or bonding treatments. This week, Smile Workshop looks at veneers vs. bonding!
Dental bonding is a surface treatment from a composite resin that’s directly applied to the teeth and then are sculpted to the right shape, masking any imperfections. Bonding is typically referred to as “direct restoration” because it’s performed in-person at our offices. Bonding not only corrects any damages to your teeth, but they also seal and protect your teeth from any additional damage. Before the treatment, your dentist will find the composite resin that matches your teeth. Most patients don’t need any anesthesia for this procedure.
Bonding is best for simple cosmetic needs and for chipped teeth, according to the American Dental Association.
Veneers are custom shells made to cover the front surface of your teeth. These shells are wafer-thin and are created outside of the Smile Workshop office, commonly referred to as “indirect restoration.” Veneers are a multi-step process: first, the dentist will measure your teeth for the shells after removing a small portion of the enamel. Those measurements will be sent to the lab where the veneer shells are created. After checking the fit and color matching, your dentist will apply the veneers.
Veneers are best for extensive damage and are a permanent solution.
Before making your decision, call your local Smile Workshop and set up free smile consultation! We have offices all around the DFW metroplex, as well as Amarillo and San Antonio.
– Smile Workshop