If you want to improve how your teeth look and get a brand new smile, there are two great methods for doing so: porcelain dental veneers and dental bonding. At Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we want to help you to feel good about your teeth again. Both veneers and bonding correct a host of cosmetic issues, all at once; simply, effectively, and safely. Among the problems that can be overcome by our Bay Ridge dental expert are chipped, cracked, broken, crooked, or discolored teeth; gaps between teeth that are too wide; and teeth whose sizes are not uniform or too short.
Porcelain dental veneers are thin shells that are placed over the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain is used because it has two beneficial properties: first, it has a color very similar to that of your teeth; and second, it is highly resistant to stains. So if you like to smoke; drink coffee, tea, or red wine; or indulge in berries, curry, soy sauce, or other foods that are known to discolor teeth, you can enjoy a higher level of confidence with porcelain veneers done by our Bay Ridge dental expert.
Dental bonding, by contrast, uses resins that are applied over your teeth and then hardened using a special light. The resins start out soft, so that our Bay Ridge dental expert can mold them in any way that is needed to enhance your dental appearance. It’s not a painful procedure, and can usually be completed without any need for an anesthetic. Resins are available in a variety of shades, to match your teeth, no matter what color they are.
So, which is the better option for you? Dental bonding is a quicker process and usually less expensive. Porcelain veneers are fashioned in a dental lab and this requires more time. On the other hand, veneers are more durable, often lasting from 5 to 10 years. Our Bay Ridge dental expert will examine you and discuss the pros and cons of each in relation to your specific situation. But no matters which you end up with, you’re going to be much happier with how your teeth look.