If you have long struggled with insecurity, because of imperfections in your smile, you may have already spent some time researching the various ways a cosmetic dentist in Midtown NYC can help increase your confidence, by transforming those imperfections into your dream smile.
But for many patients, the similarities between cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can make it difficult to settle on a single form of treatment.
After all, both can help hide a number of imperfections, helping make them some of the most comprehensive ways to enhance a smile’s natural beauty.
So which is right for you? Let’s see!
What Are the Benefits of Bonding, Veneers?
Both bonding and veneers serve similar purposes, and share in their ability to effectively hide a number of esthetic problems, such as:
- Disproportional teeth, particularly ones that seem too small, or are seemingly misshapen
- Permanent, or intrinsic, staining or discolorations that whitening would not be able to address
- Jagged edges, either from normal wear or even nighttime teeth grinding (though in some cases a restorative dental crown may be required, particularly if the teeth have become fragile due to extended wear)
- Minor gaps between teeth (orthodontia is required for alignment issues affecting the function or comfort of the bite, however bonding and veneers can both address minor esthetic issues)
Still Wondering Which Is Better?
Which of the two is best is really a matter of first determining your primary goals in seeking treatment, as well as how much time and money you’re willing to invest in your smile.
Both offer benefits that make them ideal for some patients, depending on their varied circumstances.
Bonding is faster and more affordable, for instance, but it’s because it uses a composite resin material which can stain over time.
Porcelain veneers are longer-lasting, thanks to porcelain’s natural stain-resistance and general durability. However this is also why veneers are more expensive, and they often take more time to have created and affixed.
If you’re still unsure which treatment is best for you, after weighing the options carefully, don’t hesitate to schedule a thorough consultation with your favorite Midtown NYC cosmetic dentist, who can help devise a great plan for treatment!
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This post was originally published on the dental health blog of Dr. Michael Meilink and has been republished here with permission.