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Do I Need Dental Bonding or Veneers?

Do you have broken or stained teeth? Are you looking for a way to address your cosmetic dental problems? We offer dental bonding treatment and porcelain veneers in-office. Our team can help you decide which treatment can address your cosmetic dental needs, whether you need to cover one, two, or all of your teeth in your smile line. Here we will compare treatment with dental bonding vs. veneers in our Fayetteville, AR, dental office. We encourage patients to discuss their budgets, goals, and cosmetic problems with us so we can match treatment to their needs.

bonding vs veneers in Fayetteville, AR

Tooth Bonding vs. Dental Veneers in Fayetteville, AR

Although porcelain veneers and dental bonding treatments are similar, these cosmetic treatments have several main differences. Here we will explore the differences and similarities between bonding and veneer treatment:

Dental Bonding

We recommend bonding treatment for patients with chips or cracks in their enamel, tooth gaps, and broken teeth. Dental bonding is a more economical option than veneers and is best suited for patients with smaller cosmetic problems. While we can prepare teeth for bonding treatment, it often requires less preparation than veneers.

Additionally, although bonding is a quicker treatment, it may not last as long as veneers. A bonding treatment can typically last 10 years. Patients can brush and floss between their bonded teeth like their natural teeth. We also recommend that patients use a soft-bristled tooth brush to care for their natural and bonded teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a longer-lasting cosmetic treatment that helps patients with slightly crooked teeth, tooth stains, and tooth gaps. Veneers cover the front of teeth and may cover one or all of the teeth in the smile line. They are best used for larger areas of discoloration or damage. Dental veneers also last longer than dental bonding treatment.

Veneers can last 8 to 12 years, depending on the materials and how patients care for their veneers. Directly after veneer treatment, we recommend that patients avoid staining foods and beverages. Like bonding treatment, dental veneers require gentle dental care. Aggressive brushing can damage natural teeth and veneers.

Are you still unsure if veneers or bonding treatments are right for you? Call Greenway Dental Care for cosmetic dental care today at (479) 217-3178. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Richard Keech and his team online. If you have any questions about your oral health needs or treatment options, please let Dr. Keech know, and he can assist you.