Should I get Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding?
Porcelain veneers get bonded to the tooth structure just as a composite material would get dental bonding. Dental crowns and bridges also get dental bonding. This question is asking if they could have a much less expensive procedure done to their teeth with composite also know as a plastic & porcelain mixture that the dentist can bond to their teeth in just one visit.
The entire tooth could get bonded with this composite material or sometimes just the edges of the tooth are being bonded. It all depends on what the patient is trying to accomplish. As an example, a patient may have decayed teeth, crooked teeth and big fillings in their teeth that all require treatment.
Treating Small or Worn Down Teeth
These patients may be better treated with porcelain crowns on the teeth with big cavities and porcelain veneers on the teeth with small cavities. Or perhaps the patient has one tooth that is broken off at the edge and in this case dental bonding with composite material would be the best choice. Or perhaps the patient has small teeth or short worn down yellow teeth with no cavities, porcelain veneers can improve the color and lengthen the teeth.
Face Lift Dentistry ® Treatment
One last example would be a person that has worn down all of their teeth, they are about 55 years of age and rather than just get porcelain veneers or dental bonding, they get Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry treatment. They will look years younger, have their overbite corrected and it all can be done with a unique type of non-invasive porcelain veneer Dr. Muslin calls the Venlay ™ Technology. The potential to treat one tooth or all of the teeth has been made possible with non-invasive dentistry.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA