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Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: Which Is Right For You?

August 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — purpleplumdentistry @ 9:58 pm

Woman smiling at her reflection in the mirrorDid you know that the first signs of cosmetic dentistry date back to ancient times? In fact, evidence points to previous generations using their own urine to achieve a whiter smile! Luckily, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since then. Today, patients with discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps in their smile can turn to dental bonding and veneers that are safe, effective, and can restore your smile in as little as one visit. But how do you know which one is right for you? To help you decide, a dentist is sharing the difference between veneers and bonding!

What Is Dental Bonding?

Although dental bonding can address the same cosmetic concerns as veneers, there are some distinct differences between the two approaches. Dental bonding involves applying a resin to the surface of your teeth and then using a special light to harden the material. Not only does this process yield beautiful results, but it doesn’t require tooth preparation beforehand (which means no enamel is removed in the process!). Plus, it is a great option for patients on a budget because they are less expensive than porcelain veneers.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are restorations that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. In addition to being thin and durable, they are also stain-resistant and completely customizable! While they do require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they have the ability to treat more pronounced cosmetic concerns and can last 20+ years!

How Do I Know Which Is Right For Me?

Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers have helped millions of patients achieve strong, healthy, beautiful smiles that turn heads for all the right reasons. However, it is important to talk in-depth with your dentist about determining factors, like cost, timeframe, and how severe your dental damage is. From there, you can weigh the pros and cons of each and make an informed decision on which option is right for you!

If cracked, discolored, or otherwise imperfect teeth are making you feel insecure about your smile, then there is no time like the present to talk to your dentist about dental bonding and porcelain veneers. In as little as one visit, you can confidently flash the smile you’ve always wanted!

About the Practice

At Purple Plum Dentistry, a spa-like atmosphere, high-quality care, and world-class service come together for a dental experience unlike any other. Led by Dr. Anita Kianimanesh and Dr. Nima Moradi Majd, each member of the team is united behind their mission to deliver jaw-dropping smiles. If you would like to speak with their team about dental bonding or porcelain veneers, don’t hesitate to visit their website or give them a call at 703-998-4244.

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