Should I Get Dental Bonding Or Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers Patient

There are many solutions to make your smile look more appealing. From reducing gummy smiles to dental bonding or dental veneers, the perfect smile is not unattainable. But, figuring out what solution is best for you can be challenging. Finding the perfect balance between cost and longevity can be difficult. That is why we here at Sharrington Dental would like to share the differences between two common ways we help improve smiles aesthetically, dental veneers and dental bonding. 

 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a process by which a composite resin is applied to the surface of a tooth to make it appear undamaged. This process is not difficult and usually takes one dental visit to do. This is also the less expensive option out of the two (bonding and veneers).

Your dentist will select a resin color based on the tooth or teeth in question. It will take nearly thirty minutes to an hour for the resin to be situated along the tooth or teeth being repaired. The resin is secured using laser technology to solidify and attach the material.

The largest downside to dental bonding is its longevity. The resin is not nearly as strong as your teeth and so it may become dislodged and weakened over time. Kicking habits like biting fingernails and cutting hard foods out of your diet may be necessary in order for the bonding to last.

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a porcelain or resin composite material that is bound to the front of teeth to correct discoloration, chips, or gaps in between teeth. This thin material takes a few procedures to get a mold of your mouth to make a good veneer then a visit for implantation.

One of the upsides of veneers is they easily whiten your smile without the need for chemical agents. They also replace damaged enamel with a sturdy solution that can end up lasting much longer.

Veneers have a high cost associated with them which is their biggest downside. A few other things to keep in mind is veneers tend to increase one’s sensitivity to hot and cold. Sometimes this is impermanent, going away a few weeks or months after the procedure. But this feeling sometimes lingers much longer, especially for those who already had sensitive teeth.

 

Talk Through Options With A Professional!

Making a definitive decision can be difficult. That is why, for anyone living in or near Schaumberg, Illinois, talking through these options with a professional who has a clear picture of your oral health is important. Sharrington Dental is a perfect place to find the best, most informative information about your oral health.

Contact us to schedule your consultation in our office by Schaumburg, IL with our doctors, Dr. Joon HanDr. Jamieson Brady, and Dr. Derek Fornelli, today!

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