Your Mansfield dentists know how important your smile is to you. They want you to feel comfortable and confident with your smile and dental health. Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris provide two straightforward cosmetic dentistry options that correct minor flaws: porcelain veneers and dental bonding. They now discuss the advantages of porcelain veneers and dental bonding.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding refers to a procedure in which Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris place composite material onto your teeth, shaping it to mimic your natural teeth. The composite material is tinted to match your existing tooth color. Bonding masks stains, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and other structural irregularities.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that adhere to your teeth. They are a good option for individuals who would like to make minor position changes in their teeth such as correcting the appearance of crooked teeth. They can alter the shape of your teeth and conceal chips, cracks, and stains.
The Pros of Bonding
Bonding requires less of a time commitment from patients because it usually doesn’t involve multiple visits to the dentist like porcelain veneers can. Also, they tend to be less expensive than veneers. Some people prefer bonding because it does not alter the existing tooth as veneers do. In the case of veneers, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris sometimes remove a small portion of the tooth to allow room for the veneer, but this is not typically needed during a bonding procedure. Also, the composite material used in dental bonding easily conforms to the shape of your tooth, adding durability to the tooth.
The Pros of Porcelain Veneers
If you are looking for a more lasting procedure, veneers usually maintain their form and function longer than a dental bonding does. Also, they have become quite popular because of their natural appearance. Porcelain is translucent like dental enamel, the top layer of our teeth. Thus, light shines through the porcelain just like it shines through enamel. Also, porcelain can be dyed to several different shades, so porcelain veneers can match the color of your natural teeth.
About Our Doctors
Mansfield Dental Associates provide a personalize level of care with a compassionate bedside manner. To schedule an appointment, please call 817-473-6227. They welcome and treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.