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Bonding: A More Affordable Alternative to Porcelain Veneers

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Have you been considering cosmetic dentistry in Encino, California? If so, it’s likely that you know about the significant difference that porcelain veneers can make. Unfortunately, many people become discouraged about the possible price of veneers, fearing that they can’t afford it. Luckily for those folks, a cosmetic procedure known as dental bonding exists to achieve a similar appearance to porcelain veneers at a fraction of the cost. It’s great for smile makeovers on a budget!

Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin piece of dental porcelain that looks much like an artificial fingernail. These restorations are custom made to achieve the desired look of each individual. Veneers are glued to the front of the teeth with a strong cement.

A single porcelain veneer for one tooth costs about $1,000. To get a complete makeover that covers the span of your smile, most people need to get a minimum of six veneers. Folks that show more teeth when they smile may need as many as ten or more.

Dental bonding uses the same resin composite material that’s used to place tooth-colored fillings. A variety of shades are available to brighten your smile. Initially, when placed on your tooth, the material is moldable. Our dentist shapes it accordingly to improve the appearance of your teeth, and once satisfied, a special light hardens the bonding and glues it in place.

To have a single tooth bonded plan on spending about $400. As you can see this is much more affordable than getting veneers, especially when you’re looking at getting several teeth done.

Porcelain Veneers and Bonding in Encino, California

To learn more about these and other smile makeover treatment options, request a consultation with Dr. Jamsheed our Encino cosmetic dentist. We look forward to seeing you.

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