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We all want the best when it comes to our teeth. That is why cosmetic dental treatments are popular today, giving people the best smiles possible. However, with so many procedures available it’s easy to get confused about the differences of each treatment. That is why our office is happy to tell you the differences between dental bonding and dental veneers.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding usually costs less than dental veneers. The treatment can also be completed in one appointment at our dental office. Bonding can restore a chipped tooth and even fill the gaps between teeth. Your dentist will apply the composite resin material directly to your teeth after he has made sure it’s the exact color and shade of the tooth. Dental bonding materials do stain much easier than dental veneers, which is why it’s important to avoid foods that can stain or discolor the teeth. Dental bonding also does not last as long as veneers typically do.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the outside of your teeth. They successfully hide cracked teeth, discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, gaps in your teeth, and chipped teeth. While veneers are much more expensive, they typically last longer than dental bonding does, lasting from 10-15 years.

No matter which cosmetic treatment you choose, your smile can become the treasure you always wanted. Talk to your dentist today about which treatment is best for you and your specific smile goals. We invite you to call us today so you can begin to treasure your smile!