Bonding vs. Veneers

Dental Bonding and VeneersYour teeth are in good condition with the exception of some minor problems. There may be a gap between the front teeth, or maybe tooth discoloration, or perhaps a chipped tooth from a pickup football game years ago. Now it’s time to get the problem fixed. Which is the better solution, bonding or veneers?

Both bonding and veneers have their pros and cons.

The easiest, fastest, and most cost effective way is to have your teeth “bonded.” Bonding is usually done the same day of the appointment. Bonding lasts about two years and then you will have to make the decision to re-bond or to have another procedure done.

Bonding is relatively inexpensive, and there is no downtime from work. However, one of the negatives of bonding is that the color of the bonding material might be a different shade than your natural teeth.

Having veneers placed takes a little longer — at least three trips to the office to complete the procedure — but veneers last longer, so in the long run they are more economical. They are placed using a specialized technique. The color of the veneers will match that of your other original teeth.

Make an appointment today to speak to Dr. O’Brien. She will go over both procedures in detail, and then the two of you can decide which one is best for you.

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