You’re ready to feel confident about the way your smile looks. That means finally taking a step to do something about those uneven or chipped teeth. At Crystal Dental Center, most people find themselves comparing veneers and bonding…two great options that both offer promising results.
Here’s what you need to know about each one:
Veneers are a great way to make a dramatic change to your smile. The thin shells of porcelain are bonded to the front of your visible teeth, covering the smile behind them. Your teeth look instantly straighter and whiter (yes, even without wearing braces.) However, they require slightly reshaping the tooth underneath, so that the final results don’t appear “bulky.” This also means that veneers need to be replaced if one ever breaks.
Non-Invasive Tooth Bonding
Composite (white) bonding is an excellent option to repair small chips or irregularities in the shape or surface of a tooth. For instance, if your two front teeth have a very small gap between them, or one tooth is slightly chipped, bonding can cover and reshape that area so that it looks whole again. In most cases, the underlying tooth requires little preparation. Local anesthetic may not even be necessary.
Combining Cosmetic Treatments for an Overall Impact
Our dentist in Los Angeles typically combines a variety of different aesthetic procedures to achieve a particular “smile” for each patient. For some people, this means only getting four or six veneers and whitening the rest of their teeth. For others, it may involve two crowns, two veneers, and bonding on adjacent teeth.
How do you know which one is right for you? Call Crystal Dental Center at 213.748.8448 to schedule a consultation! We’ll walk you through the options available and help you create an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs and budget. For more information please visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com.