Options for Improving Your Smile’s Appearance
If you’ve looked into improving the appearance of your teeth, you’ve likely heard of dental bonding and veneers. Both dental bonding and veneers are used to cover up teeth that are broken, chipped, misaligned, or discolored. Both bonding and veneers help to protect the teeth they are attached to. But which is the better option?
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of dental material, usually porcelain, that replaces enamel and is bonded onto the underlying natural tooth. Some may consider porcelain veneers the more aesthetic choice of the two. However, it is important to keep in mind that teeth that are overly white can look unnatural, especially as you age. Veneers are also a more costly option.
With bonding, less tooth structure needs to be altered before the bonding process. The bonding process is also quicker. One or several teeth can be treated in just one appointment. Since less time is involved and less material is used, bonding costs less than veneers. Since both veneers and bonding need to be replaced eventually, bonding saves money in the long run as well.
Visit McKeel Family Dentistry to Discuss the Choice Between Veneers and Bonding
You can rely on McKeel Family Dentistry to care for your family’s oral health needs in Gresham. We can help you choose whether bonding or veneers are the right choice for you.
Making regular visits to your dentist is the key to maintaining good dental health. Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services in the Gresham community. Our friendly staff is very family-oriented and are committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible dental care! Visit McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. We offer a wide range of dental services, including dental implants, exams and cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and much more. To learn more about our services or to schedule an exam, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888.