When it comes to repairing or enhancing the visible surfaces of front teeth, porcelain is the material of choice for veneers. While no other material so closely approximates the look of tooth enamel and is so durable, budgetary considerations may lead to contemplation of alternative types of restoration. If so, “bonding and contouring” is recommended as the most cost-effective choice for covering chips and discoloration, improving shape, and restoring lost enamel. The single-visit process begins with augmenting affected teeth with tooth-colored resin that takes minutes to apply and cure. Once chips and cracks are filled, the dentist artfully shapes and sculpts the resin to create a natural-looking tooth.
It’s obvious that our smiles (or more specifically, our teeth) are important to us in many ways. Whether you need bonding procedures or veneers, with the proper esthetics treatment, patients receive the benefits of a beautiful smile.
P.S. While porcelain veneers most closely approximate the translucence and subtle color gradation of natural teeth, bonding creates an appearance that is more solid and consistent in color.