Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you think your teeth look discolored, worn, or misshapen? Your teeth do change throughout your life. Although they are built to last for a lifetime, they age just as you do. The enamel gets thinner so you can see the dentin which is an off-white color and can make your teeth look yellow. They can become shorter or worn from grinding or other bad habits. If you are noticing these types of changes in your teeth, you may benefit from porcelain veneers.
If your teeth are not responding to whitening treatments, or look old and aged, here are some options for you. One option is cosmetic dental bonding. It is fast, easy, and affordable. Dental resin material is used for cosmetic bonding and is painted over your teeth to hide the discoloration. Bonding can be used to lengthen teeth too, and fix cracks, chips, and breaks. However, resin bonding is not as long-lasting as porcelain veneers. If taken care of properly, cosmetic bonding can last three to seven years.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting, minimally invasive, painless dental treatment that can transform your smile. The benefits of veneers include:
- Porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years
- Porcelain is esthetic and will look like your real teeth
- They are strong and durable
- They can treat a variety of issues including:
- Covering stained or discolored teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Lengthening worn down teeth or teeth that appear too short
While bonding does not require the removal of tooth structure, veneers do require the removal of about ½ millimeters of your tooth enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer material.
ABOUT YOUR VISTA, CA DENTIST:
Dr. Alexander A. Sabet strives for clinical excellence in a comforting environment. We offer the latest in preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Sabet’s various services include teeth whitening, TMJ treatment, and teeth bonding in Vista, CA. To learn more about his services or to schedule a consultation, call (760) 724-9117. Dr. Sabet proudly treats patients from Vista and the surrounding areas of Carlsbad, Ocean side, San Marcos, and Escondido.