Dental Bonding: A More Affordable Alternative to Porcelain Veneers

While many of us dream about having that bright, white Hollywood smile, most of us can’t afford it. Luckily, there’s an alternative cosmetic treatment available from our Encino, California dentist that can give you similar results at one-third of the cost.

The Difference Between Bonding and Veneers

Dental bonding, also known as a composite veneer, is done when our Encino cosmetic dentist places a composite resin material onto the front to your teeth. He molds the material and hardens it with a light.

Veneers are pieces of dental porcelain, fabricated at a lab, which get cemented to the front of your teeth on a separate date.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

In addition to being much more affordable than porcelain veneers, dental bonding has other advantages. Composite veneers are capable of achieving the same results as porcelain veneers, including eliminating stains, repairing chipped and cracked teeth, improving the shape, size, and color of teeth, as well as filling in gaps between them. Dental bonding also provides you with immediate results so if you’re in a time crunch and need your new smile quickly, this may be the better option for you.

Disadvantages of Composite Veneers

Composite veneers do come with their disadvantages and aren’t for everyone. Staining is common so if you smoke or drink dark drinks like certain sodas or red wine, then you may want to stay away from bonding.

The bonded material isn’t as strong as porcelain veneers. As such, chips and breaks can occur more easily. Nail biting, opening packages with your teeth, cutting fishing line with your teeth, and other things of that nature should be avoided.

Cosmetic Dentist in Encino, CA

Dr. Amir Jamsheed of Encino Dental Studio is available to give you the affordable, yet attractive smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about dental bonding, give us a call today.

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