January 22, 2018
When it comes to improving your smile, you have a number of options to help you achieve the dazzling, beautiful teeth of your dreams. Dental bonding and Long Island porcelain veneers are two common solutions — but which one is right for you? Dental bonding is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, which are the best way to make a dramatic smile transformation. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured knowing your results will be naturally beautiful when you trust your teeth to Dr. Allan S. Mohr Smile Creations!
Dental Bonding and Veneers: What’s the Difference?
Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure that your dentist uses to reshape damaged tooth enamel. Veneers, on the other hand, are customized coverings that are affixed to the front surface of the teeth that show when you smile. Both treatments can fix the appearance of chipped, stained, slightly gapped, stubby, or otherwise cosmetically flawed teeth.
Some key facts about dental veneers include:
- Made out of porcelain, a material that closely resembles your natural tooth enamel
- Requires the removal of a small portion of tooth enamel before placement
- Bonded directly to the surface of the tooth
- Best for dramatic improvements
- Costs more than dental bonding
- Last longer than bonding
Here’s how dental bonding compares:
- Uses biocompatible composite resin that is sculpted into the best shape and hardened under a special light
- Blends flawlessly with your surrounding tooth enamel
- Offers a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers
- Absorbs pigments and colors from what you eat and drink more easily than veneers
Which One Is Right for you?
Most adult patients are typically eligible for either dental veneers or dental bonding. The option that is right for you usually depends on the state of your teeth, your budget, and what you wish to achieve with cosmetic dentistry (a.k.a. your smile goals!). Some patients worry veneers will look artificial — but Dr. Mohr takes pride in his natural-looking, stunning results. What’s more, dental veneers are also more resistant to stains than dental bonding and your natural tooth enamel. If veneers are the option you choose, you can look forward to a long-lasting, beautiful smile!
Learn More Today!
To find out which of these options is best for you, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mohr. He will evaluate your teeth and discuss your smile goals with you to determine whether you are better suited for dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Whichever is right for you, you can look forward to smiling with your most beautiful, confident smile once the procedure is complete! We know you will love the results.
About Dr. Mohr
Dr. Allan S. Mohr is a trusted cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in and around Massapequa. To learn more about his services or to discuss your options with cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to contact our office at 516-541-7344.