Can I have bonding done to enhance my smile? (photos)
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Can I have bonding done to enhance my smile?
You could have bonding done to enhance your smile, and if done by an experienced, artistic cosmetic dentist, you will get a beautiful result that will address and resolve your concerns. The advantages of bonding are that it is a non-invasive procedure, it is less expensive and more affordable than porcelain veneers, and it can be done in 1 visit. Since bonding is done with a resin, it is more susceptible to staining than porcelain, so to minimize this, you must be diligent in your home care(brushing and flossing daily and done properly). You must also try to avoid excessive intake of coffee, tea, red wine, or other foods that over time will cause discoloration of resin. Both porcelain veneers and resin bonding can chip or break. With resin, it is an easy, quick, inexpensive repair. With porcelain, it will most likely require replacement of the veneer. The cost for this will be more expensive, it will require multiple visits, and it may be difficult to obtain an exact color match with your original veneers. Being aware of these differences, you should be able to make an informed decision on what will be best for you.
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