There are several ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. While that’s certainly good news, it can make it a bit more difficult to determine what treatment would work best for you. For whiter, better-looking teeth that look natural, should you opt for dental veneers or tooth bonding?
At Galleria of Smiles, Dr. M. Emami, Dr. Justin Emami, and the rest of our friendly and professional staff here in Tulsa, OK will gladly help you decide! When you come to our office for a consultation, we will take a closer look at your teeth, discuss your goals, and come up with a treatment plan that is just right for you.
In the meantime, learn more about dental veneers and teeth bonding to get a better idea of which option might work best for you.
A dental veneer is a thin shell bonded to the front of your tooth to fix the shape and color. At Galleria of Smiles, we offer porcelain veneers that look natural and last 7-15 years. They’re also stain resistant which is an attractive feature for a lot of our patients. A dental veneer is a great option if you want to get rid of spaces between your teeth, fix chipped teeth, or cover teeth that are misshapen, stained, or discolored.
In most cases, it takes two visits to apply your dental veneers. During your first visit, we will prepare your teeth for the veneers. This usually involves thorough teeth cleaning and the removal of some enamel to ensure the veneers fit properly. We will apply temporary veneers to protect your teeth until your second visit.
Once your customized porcelain veneers are ready, during your second appointment we will bond them to your teeth to give you a brand new smile. When applying your veneers, we’ll check to make sure they fit properly, are the right color, and look natural.
Tooth bonding is a quicker procedure but the results don’t last as long as dental veneers. With dental bonding, a plastic or resin material is bonded to your tooth. Similar to veneers, bonding can be used to fix chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and discoloration on the surface of your teeth. We will make sure the material matches the rest of your teeth to give you a natural looking smile.
The bonding material isn’t stain resistant, so you’ll have to maintain good dental hygiene habits to avoid discoloration. It may also be a good idea to avoid food and drinks that stain your teeth, as well as smoking and tobacco products.
Which Treatment Is Right For Me?
During your initial consultation at Galleria of Smiles, we will discuss your treatment options and help you determine which service is right for you.
If you want a solution that is more durable and long-lasting, dental veneers are likely the way to go. But if you don’t like the idea of having to come in for multiple visits and are looking for a more cost-effective solution, bonding may be the right treatment for you.
It’s important to note that deciding to use either treatment to fix your smile requires proper maintenance. That includes brushing and flossing daily as well as regular checkups at the dentist for teeth cleaning.
Both dental veneers and bonding can restore your smile in a way that looks natural and gives you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for. We should also note that both procedures are painless. If you’re worried about the treatment or struggle with dental anxiety, we offer several comfort options to help you relax. Don’t hesitate to speak up about your concerns!
Restore Your Smile Today!
Don’t wait another day to call our Tulsa, OK office. A beautiful, confident smile is just a phone call away! Call Galleria of Smiles at (918) 999-0142 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We look forward to restoring your confidence and giving you a stunning smile you deserve!