Are dental crowns better then dental bonding?
Doctor Answers 3
#Bonding vs #crown vs #veneer #DrSoftTouch
Generally speaking a crown is superior to dental bonding. Composite bonding can be used as a budget friendly option to repair a chipped tooth, but it is not a permanent fix. Bonding chips and stains easily and is not as durable as porcelain crowns and veneers. Depending on how much tooth structure is remaining, a veneer may been a option for you. A veneer covers the front and wraps around the sides and biting edge of a tooth, rather than covering the entire tooth like a crown. Veneers and crowns can last 20+ years and are highly stain resistant. I would recommend speaking with an experienced cosmetic dentist about your options. The best indicator to determine if the dentist is going to give you the results that s/he claims, is by viewing before and after photos of his/her patients that have undergone similar or the same procedures. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
Real Self 100
The material is better
Douglas Jopling, DDS
Dallas, Texas area