PORCELAIN VENEERS AND DENTAL BONDING
Porcelain veneers and dental bonding
Dental Veneers are custom-designed thin shells made to fit on the tooth. Typically veneers are made of porcelain or composite resin material. The porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting, have a natural-looking surface, and don’t stain easily. The composite resin veneers are easy to fix if they get damaged and cost less, however, they are generally not as strong and long-lasting as porcelain veneers. Dental Veneers are used to cover up damages or imperfections such as chips, tooth decay, stains or crooked teeth.
Dental Veneers may not be best option for patients with clenching or grinding habit as the veneers may break or chip. It is also possible for veneers to come loose over time, and your teeth and gums must be healthy to get veneers.
Crown can be an alternative treatment for some cases; however, less tooth enamel needs to be removed with dental veneers than with a crown or cap. This is important because removing a portion of enamel is irreversible.
At M Dental Group, we will discuss your expectations and treatment options, make treatment plans that’s best for you.
Dental Bonding (composite bonding)
If you have a slight imperfection in your teeth, cosmetic teeth bonding (also called composite bonding) could help improve your smile. This procedure can also be sued to close small gaps between teeth, for example repairing small area after treating decayed or cracked tooth.
The dentist will choose a composite resin color that closely matches the color of patient’s natural teeth. The surface of the tooth will be roughened, and then a liquid will be applied to help bonding agent stick to the tooth. Composite resin will be applied over the liquid, and shaped to the tooth. Ultraviolet light will be shined on to the area to harden the materials.