Porcelain Dental Veneers Or Cosmetic Bonding :Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques Explained

2011 September 8
by Asha Sood

If you have chipped, mis-shapen or stained teeth and wish to correct these issues and improve the appearance of your teeth , there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments available to you.

An appointment with a good cosmetic dentist to discuss the cosmetic dental procedures most suitable for you is a good starting point in order to help you make an informed decision before commencing any cosmetic dentistry.

The most common cosmetic dental treatments to address crooked, stained or chipped teeth include cosmetic bonding or dental veneers.

Cosmetic Bonding is a less invasive, inexpensive and simpler procedure for a damaged tooth than veneers. It involves your cosmetic dentist applying a white composite resin to the surface of the damaged tooth in order to repair it. The resin can be coloured to match your other teeth in order to achieve a natural-looking result.

Bonding does not require any type of anaesthetic, nor does it require any recovery period. The cosmetic dentist can also bond more than one tooth in the same bonding sitting.

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or acrylic material that are placed over your natural tooth. Veneering involves the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel before applying the veneer to the surface of the tooth. Unlike natural teeth, veneers made from porcelain are stain resistant and do not get discoloured over time. Porcelain veneers are therefore an ideal solution for transforming heavily discoloured, misshapen or damaged teeth to a beautiful, white smile.

With a good dental routine, oral care and ongoing maintenance, your dental veneers should last for upto fifteen years.
A good cosmetic dentist can advise you on whether dental porcelain veneers and/or cosmetic bonding are good  treatment options for your teeth.

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