Cosmetic dentistry is the dental field that focuses on improving the form and function of the teeth. One of the most popular ways to achieve this is through dental bonding, which is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that a lot of people may benefit from. A lot of the time, dental bonding is an elective…
How Dental Bonding or Veneers Can Give You a More Attractive Smile
If you are trying to gain a more attractive smile in the least invasive way possible, dental bonding or veneers are excellent options to choose between. Giving yourself a more uniform and whiter smile can improve the attractiveness of not only your teeth, but also your entire face. Since your teeth are the main focal point of your face, you should strive to have the best smile possible. When your teeth are more attractive, your whole appearance will be enhanced. You are one step away from this improved smile. You just need to choose dental bonding or veneers for your enhancement treatment.
Dental bonding or veneers? Here is information to help you choose.
How does dental bonding work?
Dental bonding is arguably the most affordable option to consider when you are trying to improve slight imperfections in your teeth. During dental bonding, we will apply a tooth-colored composite material to flawed teeth. During application, bonding will be in a malleable form. Once the bonding is applied to the tooth, we will shape it, harden it, and polish it. We use dental bonding to sculpt misshapen teeth, fill in chips, cracks, and gaps, or even use as a filling for small cavities. Dental bonding is an aesthetically appealing dental improvement that only takes a short visit to our office to complete. No alterations of your natural teeth will be made. In most cases, anesthetics are not even necessary. Dental bonding is excellent for small issues, but should not be used on large surface areas or severely damaged teeth, as it is not the most durable option we offer.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, are exceptionally thin, custom-created shells placed and bonded onto the front surfaces of your teeth to perfect flaws and improve your appearance. In some cases, minor alterations will need to be made to the surface enamel of your teeth in order to place your dental veneers in a way that looks natural. Dental veneers are an excellent way to straighten the appearance of your front teeth without the use of orthodontics. Veneers can also be utilized to cover discolored, worn, chipped, cracked, uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth. Dental veneers are a great option to use to close the gaps between teeth.
Veneers normally require more than one visit to our Portland office for placement. You will come in so we can take measurements and make an impression of your teeth. This information will be used to fabricate your custom veneers. Once your veneers are successfully created, you will visit our office again to have them adhered to the fronts of your teeth. After your veneers are placed, the appearance of your teeth will be immediately improved. Veneers are more costly than dental bonding but provide greater, longer-lasting coverage of flaws.
We hope this overview of why you should choose dental bonding or veneers for your cosmetic dental improvements was helpful. You can visit us for a consultation to learn more. We also offer other options for dental enhancements. If these do not sound appealing to you or your needs call (503) 248-1114 for different measures of correction and improvement.
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