Lucio H. Kim DDS

What is the difference between porcelain veneers and dental bonding?

woman smiling | dentist glendale caIf you are considering making changes to the appearance of your smile, two options to consider are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Both of these options can help to eliminate imperfections such as:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Chipping or fractures
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Excessive wear

Finding Your Right Cosmetic Solution

Dental bonding utilizes composite resin, which is bonded directly to your tooth. This is the same material used for tooth-colored fillings, so it can also be customized to match your teeth. Bonding is non-invasive and tends to be less expensive than other cosmetic procedures.

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain designed and customized to fit over your tooth. A small amount of enamel is removed so the veneer can fit over your tooth and it is bonded onto it. Veneers can also be custom shaded, and they are stain-resistant, which means they don't discolor at the rate of a natural tooth.

The most significant difference between veneers and dental bonding is that porcelain veneers can change the size, shape, and shade of your teeth allowing you to design the smile you've always wanted. Think "Hollywood" smile. 

Cosmetic Dentistry in Glendale

If you would like more information about dental bonding or porcelain veneers in Glendale, contact Dr. Kim today to schedule a consultation.

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