Are you tired of feeling insecure because of your smile? Have you actually spent years trying to hide your smile, because of deep staining, spaces between your teeth, or even disproportionately-shaped teeth? There is no reason to settle, where your smile is concerned, when cosmetic dentistry can help give you pearly whites you’ll feel proud showing off. From bonding to veneers, and even complete smile makeovers, summer is a great time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about how you could finally address your imperfections and give you a more beautiful smile!
Could You Benefit from Bonding or Veneers?
Unless the only cause for your concern is staining, you will likely want to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to determine the best way to address your imperfections. Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can both offer comprehensive solutions for addressing issues with the size, shape, or even minor spacing problems with your teeth, but they have important distinctions.
Bonding is generally faster and more affordable than veneers, because it can be completed by the dentist using the same material often used to complete modern dental fillings. This composite resin bonds well with teeth and can be carefully sculpted to create more uniform teeth. The resin is durable and can blend seamlessly within the smile, but it is not as stain resistant as porcelain, so in many cases veneers are a better long-term investment.
Porcelain veneers are both strong and stain-resistant, like natural tooth enamel, so they’re able to last for many years with beautiful and natural-looking results. In fact, some patients can enjoy the results of their veneers for more than ten years!
Do You Actually Need a Complete Smile Makeover?
In some cases, the dentist may actually recommend using a combination of treatments to achieve one’s dream smiles, such as whitening on all the teeth, followed by veneers on a few that are disproportionately small or misshapen, or gum contouring to improve the visibility of your teeth, and then bonding to correct a few that are permanently stained.