Sacramento, CA dentists compare benefits of dental bonding and porcelain veneersPosted by Kosta J. Adams, DDS, MAGD, FICOI / Kristen J. Adams - Dentist Sacramento
Patients in Sacramento, CA reap benefits of dental bondingDental bonding material is a composite made of a BPA-safe plastic with pigments to ensure it matches tooth color, and finely-powdered glass to mimic the light-reflecting qualities of enamel. The dentist applies the pliable material to a prepared tooth, curing it with a special light. Bonding is then shaped and polished to blend flawlessly with your smile.
The dentist may suggest this treatment to:
- Restore a tooth with decay.
- Augment tooth structure that is worn down.
- Protect root structure exposed by gum recession.
- Cover chips and cracks.
- Hide stubborn discoloration.
- Close gaps between teeth.
- Disguise minor misalignment.
- Change shape or length of teeth.
Bonding can be used to address some of the same cosmetic concerns as porcelain veneers - the last five items on the list - at a more economical price. It generally requires only one visit, with the procedure taking about an hour per tooth. In many cases where bonding is used cosmetically, no numbing is needed. The material is strong and durable, and requires no special care.
When porcelain veneers make good senseVeneers are thin shells of dental ceramic, bonded to the visible exterior surfaces of teeth. There are times when veneers are the better choice.
Porcelain is strong and hard, and non-porous so it resists stains. With good daily oral hygiene and lifestyle habits, the aesthetic benefits of veneers may last longer than bonding. Veneers are appropriate when you want to achieve natural-looking and uniform shape, spacing, alignment, color, and enamel texture on all “smile teeth.”
Is dental bonding right for you? Schedule a visit to Adams Dental Associates to learn more about the benefits of personalized care. The number in Sacramento, CA is (916) 999-1302 .
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