May 5, 2019
When you look in the mirror, you can’t help but get distracted by the little imperfections in your teeth. Perhaps you think that it would take several complicated procedures to address everything you want fixed. Well, think again! You actually have two options for treatment that can get you the smile you’ve always wanted: cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers in Lacey. But what are these procedures and how do you know which one is right for you? Keep reading this post to find out!
Consisting of biocompatible composite resin, a compound of ceramic and plastic, cosmetic bonding can be applied directly to your tooth’s enamel. This putty-like material can molded into a natural-looking shape and comes in several shades of whiteness to get a better match to the color of your teeth or the color that you want for your teeth. Once hardened, this composite resin can last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
Unlike porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, meaning that your natural tooth structure remains healthy and unaffected by the treatment. In addition, cosmetic bonding has the following advantages:
- This procedure can be completed in just one visit.
- Cosmetic bonding typically costs less than porcelain veneers.
- You can fix more than just one imperfection at a time with this procedure.
Like cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers can correct many different kinds of flaws: small or misshapen teeth, discoloration, gapped teeth, slightly misalignment, and chipped or cracked teeth. As thin shells of ceramic material, porcelain veneers are placed by removing just a little bit of enamel to make space for a custom-made veneer. Then, your cosmetic dentist in Lacey will bond it to the front surface of your tooth, covering up its flaws from sight.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Although porcelain veneers require a more invasive process, they have many benefits, including:
- Durability. They can certainly withstand normal wear and tear without damage.
- Stain resistance. In fact, they resist stains better than tooth enamel.
- Longevity. They can last for up to 20 years!
- Versatility. Veneers can address multiple flaws at the same time.
Which Is Right?
Although the information in this post might help you become more familiar with your options, the best way to determine which one is the best choice for you is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. They can answer your questions, evaluate your teeth, and help you decide which would give you the results you’re looking for. That way, you know that you’ll love the smile you get!
About the Practice
At Peterson & Cammack, you’ll find a wide variety of cosmetic services, including cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Dr. Venn Peterson and Dr. Spenser Cammack have over a decade of dental experience each and continue to sharpen their skills through continuing education courses. They both love helping patients feel confident in their smiles. To schedule an appointment with them, you can call (360) 459-4420 or click here.
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