There is a wide range of treatment options and appliances available to beautify smiles. Cosmetic dentists make the best use of advanced restorative materials for this purpose. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are among the most widely recommended cosmetic dental treatment options that can help in improving the appearance of teeth. Though both these materials work in a similar manner to mask the errors of teeth, they are totally different in the cases where they are applied and their durability. The following write-up provides you an overview of how dental bonding is different from dental veneers.
When the front teeth have chips, cracks, gaps and discoloration, a cosmetic dental treatment may be necessary to give new shape to teeth and transform their look. Dental bonding is made of composite resin material. The material can be finely bonded over teeth to reshape them. The artistic skills of the dentist come to play when during the process. It is particularly chosen when one or few teeth are not in shape. The material is not very strong and can get stained by dark colored fluids. The durability of dental bonding may be lower than dental veneers. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires just a single visit. Patients who are looking for a quick smile makeover may prefer this procedure. Our cosmetic dentist performs a thorough check and recommends dental bonding if he finds it suitable.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain. The porcelain shells are designed to completely reshape the front teeth. Cosmetic dentists plan the treatment and craft the temporary veneers such that there is an improvement in proportions. Patients can actively take part in smile improvisation. The procedure requires some portion of the enamel layer to be removed. A cosmetic dentist may take two or more visits to beautify the smile using dental veneers. Gaps between teeth, misalignment, chips, short crowns and discoloration can be corrected with the help of these thin porcelain shells. The veneers are comparatively more durable. They are recommended for a large number of cases. Dentists perform a thorough dental check up before performing either of these above-mentioned procedures.