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Tooth Bonding or Dental Veneers – Which Is Right for Your Smile?

July 7, 2022
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Posted By: Morgan Nordstrom, DDS Team

You can't really underestimate the importance of beautiful teeth in Vallejo, CA. That's because, with an easy smile, you'll make more effortless connections with people who might otherwise be strangers. Numerous surveys support these benefits, showing how people perceive those who smile as friendly and approachable.

That's why the team at Morgan Nordstrom, D.D.S., offers some of the most effective cosmetic dental treatments that focus on your front-facing tooth surfaces, which are the most visible portion of your smile. Two popular restoration options are tooth bonding and dental veneers. Though their fundamental approach to fixing smile flaws is similar, the differences between these options are worth noting.

Tooth Bonding Is Quick and Versatile

Cosmetic dental bonding (tooth bonding) is a process by which a skilled dentist uses tooth-colored composite resin to sculpt a new tooth surface. This fixes imperfections like chips, odd shapes, cracks, and discoloration, leaving you with teeth that look healthy and renewed. 

Since tooth bonding utilizes the same white composite materials we use for dental fillings, we can perform the entire treatment in our office, often in one appointment. We can tint the composite to match your tooth's color exactly so that the restoration will blend into the rest of your smile with ease. 

Dental Veneers for High-Quality, Long-Lasting Tooth Restoration

Porcelain veneers do the same job as dental bonding but use different materials and approach for more significant restorations. Where we shape the dental bonding materials ourselves, dental veneers are made of porcelain and fabricated in a specialized dental lab. When your custom-made veneer is ready, your dentist prepares your tooth surface to ensure your veneer fits and appears seamless.

While composite materials are an excellent match for a natural tooth, they lack the translucent quality of tooth enamel that porcelain exhibits more readily. And because porcelain is denser and stronger, a dental veneer may last significantly longer than a tooth bonding treatment.

But in either case, it's crucial that you protect your cosmetic dental treatments with conscientious care. Though strong, these materials can easily crack and chip, and because they restore front-facing surfaces, they are also most susceptible to impact damage. In addition, we advise you wear a mouthguard when playing sports and a nightguard if you tend to grind your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentist and Smile Restoration in Vallejo, CA

Our goal at Morgan Nordstrom, D.D.S. is to help bring your smile dreams to life using our cosmetic dentistry skills and procedures. If you're ready for a smile that lights up the room, don't hesitate to call our dental office to learn more.

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