Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

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Smile improvement can be daunting to think about for those who aren’t sure where to start. With all of the options out there, it can be difficult to know which will be best for you and your teeth. Dental bonding and veneers are common cosmetic dental procedures used for small repairs and can be great options for improving your smile.

But are the differences between the two? And which one is considered better for your teeth? Well, that’s why we’re here. Our team is going to give you a brief look at dental bonding and veneers to help in your decision.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that is glued to the front of your teeth by your dentist. Typically veneers are used for teeth that are discolored, chipped or misshaped. These veneers come in two types: porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years while composite lasts for 5-7 years.

Dental veneers can cost up to $2,500, depending on the material you end up wanting to use for your tooth restoration. Be sure to consult with your dentist and insurance company before making a decision.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding generally takes only one appointment to complete and costs significantly less that veneers. Bonding can help restore a chipped tooth or fill gaps between teeth. In this procedure your dentist will apply a composite resin material directly to your tooth to improve its color and appearance.

No matter what your decision is, your teeth shouldn’t have to suffer. Please give our office a call today to schedule your appointment by calling 703-241-0666!