- February 25, 2017
You don’t need to suffer from teeth that are dark or damaged. Call our Nashua, NH dental office today at 603-546-7460 for a cosmetic dentistry appointment. Our dentists have advanced training in making smiles look healthy and beautiful. But you do have an important choice to make: Should you go with dental veneers or dental bonding?
Why Cosmetic Dentistry Matters
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, some people consider it vain. Why should you worry about how your teeth look? There are several reasons:
- Your self-esteem and confidence increase when you take care of an unsightly smile.
- Covering damaged spots can prevent them from getting worse.
- Some cosmetic dentistry treatments (like dental veneers and dental bonding) make your teeth stronger and more resistant to damage.
- You’ll find it easier to speak to groups and to make better first impressions.
- You will look more professional and put-together.
That’s why you need to call Nashua Family Dentistry today. Getting those stains and damaged spots looking so much better will have wide-ranging benefits. It’s never just about good-looking teeth. It’s about how good-looking teeth improve your life.
Dental Veneers Vs. Dental Bonding
These two cosmetic dentistry treatments are similar because they both cover stains and damage. Here’s how they compare so you know which could be better for you.
Dental Veneers: Pros And Cons
Dental veneers are porcelain covers for the front of your teeth. Each is custom-made to fit your teeth exactly. Once placed, they cover over any stains, chips, or cracks. They also add a layer of protection to your teeth.
– Dental veneers can cover small gaps between your teeth. By making them just a bit too big in places, your dental veneers can cover over small gaps so your smile looks like you just had orthodontics.
– Dental veneers look more natural. These covers are white and translucent, making them look more like natural but healthy enamel.
– Dental veneers last longer. As long as you take proper care of your teeth, your dental veneers should last 20 years or more.
– A thin layer of enamel must be removed first. Although they are thin, dental veneers still need room. Our dentists will gently remove a thin layer of enamel so veneers sit flush with your teeth.
– A lab has to make your dental veneers. To ensure your veneers will fit properly, they have to be made in an outside lab. That means you will have to wait a bit before they’re ready.
Dental Bonding: Pros And Cons
In this treatment, our dentists will artfully place a tooth-colored resin over your teeth. This will fill in damaged spots like chips and cracks, but it will also cover over any stains. As with dental veneers, dental bonding makes your teeth stronger.
– Dental bonding is more affordable. Because nothing has to be sent out to a lab, this cosmetic dentistry treatment doesn’t cost as much.
– Dental bonding can normally be done in one visit. Likewise, you won’t have to wait. For most people, dental bonding can be finished in just a single visit to our Nashua, NH dental office.
– Dental bonding picks up stains more easily. The resin used in dental bonding can eventually get stained faster than dental veneers. That means you’ll have to get the treatment redone sooner.
– Dental bonding may not cover stains and damage as well. Only so much resin can be placed on your teeth. If you have significant damage or very dark stains, those might still show on your teeth.
Which Is Best For Your Smile?
Which cosmetic dentistry treatment should you get? That depends somewhat on personal preference, but here’s a guide.
If you have small gaps between your teeth, or you want the treatment that looks the best and lasts the longest, go for dental veneers. They will look more like your natural teeth should.
If you want a more affordable treatment but still want to cover stains and damage, choose dental bonding. Plus, this can be done much faster.
Call us TODAY at 603-546-7460 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for dental veneers or dental bonding. Our dentists are very skilled and experienced in both, so no matter which you choose, you will still get the dazzling smile you deserve.