I have large front teeth. I am having reshaping and dental bonding. What is a realistic size they can be reduced too? (photos)
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I can understand that veneers may cost more than you are willing to spend, but there are a few things that you should know about bonding, before making the investment in it. First of all, bonding looks great and is instant. It can make your teeth appear whiter and actually perfect. However, bonding stains very very easily with little effort. Once it begins to stain, it is usually not reversible. So, if you are good at avoiding smoking, eating curry or other staining foods, and you are also able to stay away from dark beverages like wine and coffee, then you might not need to worry about staining as much. Also, bonding is not as durable as veneers, so if you can stay away from crunchy foods and/or biting into apples or other things, then bonding may be a great option for you. Regardless, you will likely need to have your bonding redone several times within your lifetime, due to normal staining and chipping.
Porcelain veneers are much more expensive, but they last 20-30 years and are extremely stain resistant. Bonding is a great short -term option, but porcelain veneers are the better long-term investment. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD