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Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Maybe: If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again. ...Read more

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Veneer (Definition)

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or ...Read more


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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Is dental bonding right for what i'm looking for? I have some gaps between most of my four front teeth i'm looking to get taken care of. I really dislike the way veneers tend to look. Even though they do usually look real i don't particularly want my teet

Is dental bonding right for what i'm looking for? I have some gaps between most of my four front teeth i'm looking to get taken care of. I really dislike the way veneers tend to look. Even though they do usually look real i don't particularly want my teet

Consider Ortho : Depending on the size of your spaces, orthodontic treatment may be the most conservative and long lasting way to close the spaces and give you a great looking smile. Sometimes with just veneers or bonding, the size proportions can be off and tooth structure needs to be removed removed. Ortho eliminates or decreases tooth enamel removal. A detailed wax up is needed so see the results prior. ...Read more

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What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

What are some instances when dental braces are the only option, as opposed to bonding or veneers?

Many: Moderate to severe crowding or spacing, excessive vertical overbite or horizontal overjet, skeletal imbalance, and many other situations. See a fully qualified Orthodontist for initial examination (usually free) to discuss what Orthodontics can do for you. Often Orthodontist and Restorative Dentist work hand in hand to provide you with best possible care. Seek quality, not shortcuts. ...Read more

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Are dental veneers or bonding better to do if you have a really big gap between the two front teeth on the top row? Which procedure is better?

Dental veneers: The orthodontic treatment is the best option, but many adults do not want to invest a few years and multiple appointments to improve their smiles. Porcelain veneers are also viable treatment to close large space. Cosmetic bonding can be used to close small gaps between teeth. ...Read more

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Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Initially less but..: Composite bonding is almost always less expensive in the short term. However, over the long run, if it has to be done several times, it may turn out to be more expensive. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable, stain less, and have a more natural appearance. Discuss your options with your own dentist before deciding what is best for you. Think long term. ...Read more

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Small chip on anterior tooth, bonding keeps failing and veneer not an option due to occlusion. Can I ask for a crown?

Small chip on anterior tooth, bonding keeps failing and veneer not an option due to occlusion. Can I ask for a crown?

You can ask..: ... but understand that a crown may be overkill for a small chip. Lower anteriors are small teeth and by the time the tooth is prepped there may be little tooth left. Occlusion may also be a factor for this restoration. ...Read more

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Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?

Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?

You're much: Better off cutting up foods rather than biting into them. If something should chip or break, it's an expensive repair which could have been prevented. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bonding (Definition)

In the dental realm it refers to the chemical or micro interlocking of two materials. For example, a white filling material is bonded or ...Read more