You want the best when it comes to your teeth, especially when it involves how they look. If you are looking into ways you can fix that chipped, cracked or discolored tooth, look no further. Our team is going to help by showing you two common cosmetic dental procedures that are used for small repairs and can be great options for improving your smile.
Our team is going to give you a brief look at dental bonding and dental veneers to help you in your decision to a beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that is glued or cemented to the front of your damaged tooth by your dentist. Veneers come in two types: porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years while composite lasts for 5-7 years.
Dental veneers can cost up to $2,500, depending on the type of veneer, the extent of the procedure and where you live. Typically veneers are not covered by dental insurances, but it may be a good idea to give your insurance provider a call to see.
Dental bonding generally takes only one appointment to complete and costs significantly less that veneers. Bonding can help restore a chipped tooth or fill gaps between teeth. In this procedure your dentist will apply a composite resin material directly to your tooth to improve its color and appearance. Bonding materials do tend to stain a lot easier than veneers, so it is beneficial to avoid foods that may stain the tooth. Bonding also needs to be replaced sooner than veneers. Check in with your dentist periodically to ensure the condition of your bonding remains in tip top shape.
No matter what your decision is, your teeth shouldn’t have to suffer. Please give our office a call today to schedule your appointment by calling 414-525-0300!