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When looking into cosmetic dentistry to fix chips or minor cracks in your teeth, you’ll likely come across both dental veneers and dental bonding as options.

While both are great options for restoring your smile, there are pros and cons to both. Let’s look at what those are, and help you make a decision between one procedure or the other.

Veneers

Veneers are a very popular way to fix a smile that has larger cracks or chips in the teeth. Veneers are simply wafer-thin shells that sit on the top surface of your teeth. They’re custom-made to fit your teeth, but they do take a few weeks to make.

Veneers also come with the benefit of immediately whitening your teeth. Once on your teeth, you’ll have a brand new white smile that you can maintain with good oral health practices. So if you have deep enamel stains in addition to chips or cracks in your teeth, veneers may be your best bet.

Bonding

Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options, and barring any complications, can usually be completed in just one appointment.

Bonding is a pretty simple procedure. Dr. Tyler Williams prepares the surface of your teeth by roughing it up a bit so that the pliable resin he uses for bonding adheres well to your teeth. Then, the resin is molded to look just like the rest of your teeth. It’s then polished, colored, and cured, and you can walk out of the office with any chips or fractures taken care of in the same appointment.

While both of these procedures have their benefits, one may be better for you than the other. To decide which one you should choose, call us today at (801) 503.0035 to schedule a consultation appointment.