Dental Veneers vs. Bonding

It’s a dentist’s job to help you keep your teeth clean and healthy, but there is a whole lot more they can do. Cosmetic dentists specialize in treatments that help whiten teeth, repair damaged teeth, and even design the new smile you always wanted.

The most skilled dentists use their years of expertise and specialized treatments to achieve these goals.

Dental Veneers are a superior option for a nearly flawless smile. They’re used to give teeth the ideal color and shape, mending damage or imperfections.

Veneers are a durable material placed over your teeth to enhance their natural luminescence.

In the hands of highly-skilled doctors, like Dr. Aguil, porcelain veneers are exceptionally long-lasting and natural-looking.
Dental Bonding is a similar treatment to the one used by dentists to fill cavities. It’s typically used to repair damaged teeth, and a more natural-looking alternative to metal fillings.

The procedure uses a tooth-colored resin that hardens and bonds to teeth when exposed to a special curing light.

While bonding can be used to achieve some of the same effects, veneers are recommended for the best results.

Your dentist may use either or both as part of your cosmetic dental treatment. See how with expert insights by Exquisite Dentistry.

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What’s the Difference: Veneers vs Bonding?

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin-yet-durable pieces of porcelain material that are fitted to teeth using a strong bonding material. Your current teeth will be shaped to provide the most natural shape and position for the new veneers. Once applied, the veneers can improve the color of the teeth, as well as removing cracks, stains or gaps while aligning teeth into a more ideal position.

The process generally takes about three visits to your dentist. Once you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful smile that will last for many years with proper care and regular visits to the dentist for hygiene check-ups and exams.

Dental Bonding

Bonding starts with a malleable dental resin applied to the teeth. The process does not generally require any enamel to be removed. Once in place, the resin is hardened with a special light that binds it to the tooth. Bonding has a lot of potential benefits to help fill cavities, change the shape of teeth, or fill in gaps, but the hardened resin material is not as durable as the porcelain used in veneers.

An expert cosmetic dentist will be able to show you the difference in using veneers vs. bonding for enhancing or restoring your smile.

Bonding Isn’t for Everything

As versatile and reliable as bonding is, it can’t quite do everything veneers are used for. The dental resin is not as strong or durable as porcelain veneers—making it more susceptible to chipping. The resin material is also more porous than porcelain—making it more susceptible to stains and fading.

For this reason, bonding is best used to fill dental cavities and to make small fixes or adjustments in teeth. Whether it’s dental veneers or bonding, a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Aguil at Exquisite Dentistry will select the best methods available to help you achieve your dream smile.

The Benefits of Veneers

High-quality porcelain veneers used at Exquisite Dentistry are a long-lasting solution for improving your smile and addressing minor alignment issues.

Porcelain veneers created by Dr. Aguil are among the best custom-made veneers available in Los Angeles, California. The expert care involved in a custom veneer treatment will help you achieve an ideal smile that will be more natural-looking and longer-lasting. It’s still best to be vigilant about what you eat, wear a mouthguard at night, but especially while playing sports , and be sure to brush and floss daily to maintain your veneers. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful results lasting many years.

Exquisite Dentistry is the Place for Porcelain Veneers

It’s best to consult your dentist to learn what they recommend for your treatment between dental veneers vs. bonding. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, we encourage you to make your first appointment with Exquisite Dentistry.

Have your dental veneer treatment done with the luxuries comfy chairs, soft blankets, and a spa-like environment. Every patient can expect a stress- and pain-free environment that focuses on your comfort and making sure that you leave with a healthy smile and a happier outlook.

When you’re looking to create your best smile, Dr. Aguil will consult with you about the current health of your teeth and work with you to create the best plan for achieving the goals you have in mind. Schedule an appointment today and start on the road to a fantastic smile. And if you’ve got an amazing smile already, Dr. Aguil and his team love to help keep your smile happy and healthy too!

Call us at (323) 272-2388 to schedule your appointment today.

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