If you have just learned about the wonderful benefits of dental bonding, you may feel certain that this is the treatment for you. However, before you fall head over heels in love with bonding, it’s important that you learn about other cosmetic treatments to ensure you’re making the best choice for your smile. We will, of course, speak with you about the treatments we think are best suited to your needs. However, we encourage you to learn a bit more about bonding versus other potential options, so you have a clearer understanding of how you can most efficiently and effectively improve the beauty of your smile.
Dental Bonding vs. Veneers
Both of these cosmetic treatments allow you to camouflage problems like chips and cracks, cover up stains, fill gaps, and elongate the appearance of your teeth. If you are looking for a smile makeover, veneers allow you to achieve every single improvement and more for a consistent, uniform smile. However, to touchup several teeth without comprehensive changes, bonding is an excellent choice.
Dental Bonding vs. Teeth Whitening
Are you looking for a way to cover up a stain or improve the color of a tooth that has suffered from internal trauma? If so, you may wish to choose dental bonding for isolated concerns. However, if your goal is to achieve an overall whiter smile because you are tired of dealing with general discoloration, teeth whitening provides you with the solution you desire.
Dental Bonding vs. Contouring
Patients often confuse these treatments. If your goal is to add tissue to your smile then you should choose the additive treatment we call dental bonding. If your goal is minor tissue removal to achieve the improved tooth shape, length, or texture you prefer then choose the subtractive cosmetic treatment we call tooth contouring.