Should I Get Veneers or Dental Bonding?

Damage to your tooth enamel such as chipping, cracking, or staining can be visible on front facing teeth and affect the quality of your smile. How can you restore your confidence and beauty without a complete smile restoration? Bonding or veneers can help give you back the smile you deserve. 

At the dental practice of Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili in Fairfax, Virginia, you can choose from cosmetic dentistry options like dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Either one can deliver an even, white, and happy smile. Find out whether dental bonding or veneers are the right choice for you.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is one of the simplest cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Yalamanchili can fix many minor dental imperfections using bonding which can give you a great looking smile at an affordable cost.

First, she’ll mix a tooth-colored composite resin that matches the shade of the tooth or teeth she’s going to repair. Next, she’ll apply the resin, harden it, and shape it perfectly. Finally, she can polish the composite until it shines like your regular tooth enamel.

Dental bonding can be used to fix a chipped or cracked tooth, or to make an uneven smile smoother. The whole process only takes about 30 to 60 minutes. 

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can be used to repair bigger issues with your smile. Dr. Yalamanchili can give you a near perfect smile just by applying veneers, and they can last for a decade or longer. 

Veneers take two visits. At your first visit, Dr. Yalamanchili will discuss your vision of what you want your smile to look like, prep your teeth to accept the veneers (usually a very thin layer of enamel has to be removed), and take molds of your teeth. After the paper-thin porcelain veneers have been fabricated, she’ll carefully affix them for a semipermanent result that will give you a straight, even, white smile.

Porcelain veneers can be used to transform a stained, crooked, or uneven smile. They will make gaps between teeth disappear, and even out your gumline. It’s an ideal solution if you have multiple problems with the looks of your smile. 

Other cosmetic dentistry options

If your teeth are even and your only issue is the shade of your smile, Dr. Yalamanchili can provide tooth whitening for a brilliant effect. If you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge or a dental implant can repair your smile and restore full functionality.

If you want to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options, call Dr. Yalamanchili at our office at 703-213-5313 or book your appointment online today.

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