Our inviting Aurora office offers a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to correct tooth imperfections and transform your smile. Two of our most highly requested services are dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn more about these options and how they compare.
Comparing Dental Bonding and Dental Veneers
The dental bonding process involves applying a resin to the surface of the tooth. Our dentists sculpt the resin and then cure it with a special light. The light hardens the composite material and creates a strong hold.
Meanwhile, a porcelain veneer is a custom-made ceramic shell that covers the entire front surface of the tooth. The ceramic material is incredibly durable and resists staining. Our dentists bond the veneer in place to conceal various problems and imperfections.
Here are a few ways that the treatments differ:
- Treatable dental issues: Bonding and veneers can improve many of the same cosmetic concerns. However, bonding typically works best on minor problems, while veneers may be a better solution for more significant issues.
- Tooth preparation: With veneers, our dentists will need to prepare the surface of your teeth to ensure a seamless fit. Dental bonding does not typically require as much tooth preparation, if at all.
- Cost: Dental bonding usually has a lower upfront cost than porcelain veneers. However, bonding may also need to be replaced or touched up more often. Our financing options and payment plans can help you manage your dental expenses, no matter which treatment you pick.
- Longevity: Porcelain veneers can last longer than dental bonding with proper care. Adopt a good oral hygiene routine and visit us for regular dental checkups to extend the life of whichever option you choose.
We Can Help You Decide During a Consultation
A consultation is the best way to determine which dental service is right for your needs and goals.
To learn more about dental bonding or porcelain veneers, call 303-751-3321 to schedule a visit to our office. Our dentists will gladly help determine the most appropriate way to enhance your smile.
At Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center, we welcome patients from Aurora, Denver, Centennial, and nearby areas of Colorado.