2 Ways To Fix Your Front Teeth
Do you have imperfections in your front teeth that you would love to change? If you are unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth, we are easily able to use one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures to make the necessary changes for you to love your smile. Whether you are unhappy with severely stained, chipped, worn, cracked, or gapped teeth, we have two options that are most popular with our patients. Continue reading to learn if either choice will work for your needs.
Dental Veneers Compared to Dental Bonding
When looking to improve the front of their smile, patients typically choose from one of two options — dental veneers or dental bonding. Both options can be used to improve a variety of issues related to the front teeth.
Dental bonding is a treatment that is completed in one office visit. It is typically used to treat teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored. During treatment, the tooth is prepared by lightly etching the surface and then applying a bonding liquid. After the liquid sets, the resin is applied and sculpted to the desired shape. Once fully set, it will be trimmed and polished to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth.
The process of applying dental veneers is more involved. Strong, wafer-thin shells are placed over the front of the teeth, hiding any imperfections. This treatment can be used on one or multiple teeth and is completed in more than one visit.
Which Option is Better?
Both treatments offer benefits depending on your needs and desired finished product. Determining which option is best for you will be based on your needs. If the repair or change you are looking to make is minor or needed on a small area, dental bonding will be the choice for you. However, if you are dealing with severely worn and damaged teeth, dental veneers can help repair the structure of the tooth. Dental veneers are the more costly option, but they last for many years due to their durability.
Choosing either option will give you beautiful results that will blend in with your natural teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding and veneers, please contact our office located in Kewaskum, WI. We are more than happy to discuss which option will best fit your needs at your next appointment.