Choosing Between Tooth Bonding & Dental Veneers [BLOG]

While it’s certainly great to have options, sometimes having several options can make the decision process a bit tougher.

We see it all the time when patients first come to Perfect Smiles for cosmetic dentistry!

With our wide selection of treatment options, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming at the beginning.

But no worries!

Our team can quickly put your mind at ease during your initial consultation, where we can learn more about what you want for your new and improved smile and match those goals to the right treatment for you!

Today, we’re taking a closer look at two cosmetic options, tooth bonding and dental veneers , that can hide many similar dental imperfections, but differ in the time and investment each would require to give you the smile you want!

Choosing Between Tooth Bonding & Dental Veneers

Our skilled dentists at Perfect Smiles will help you know exactly which cosmetic dental treatment is best suited to your needs and goals.

But before your consultation, you can keep reading to learn more about the similarities and differences between tooth bonding and dental veneers for a better idea of what each can do for your smile!

*When Dental Veneers Are Best*

Celebrities have been relying on dental veneers for nearly a century, ever since Hollywood filmmakers began using sound in motion pictures.

Although they’ve been perfected throughout the decades, veneers still do what they were first designed for, which is to create radiant, flawless smiles!

More specifically, veneers are custom-made to fit over dental flaws like:


*Stained teeth

*Misshapen or worn teeth

*Chipped or cracked teeth

*Slightly crooked teeth

*Gapped teeth


To make your veneers sit naturally against your gumline, we would gently etch away some of your tooth enamel. Doing this helps the veneers bond more firmly to your teeth, as well, but it also makes them irreversible, which is something to think about if you’re trying to choose between this method and tooth bonding.

The customization also means the entire process of getting dental veneers can take around three visits.

Our top-quality veneers can last up to twenty years or longer if cared for properly, resisting stains all the while, which makes them more costly, but it does give them an advantage over bonding, if you’re looking for a longer lasting cosmetic solution.

*When Tooth Bonding Is Best*

Although tooth bonding can improve your smile in similar ways as veneers can, it’s a simpler, faster, and more affordable cosmetic treatment.

Bonding is a process where a resin is made to match your natural tooth color and poured over your slight cosmetic flaws, like chipped, nicked, or misshapen teeth. Then the resin is sculpted, dried, and polished to give your smile a brighter, more even, refreshed look.

Bonding is a great way to give your smile an upgrade without making any permanent changes to your teeth!

Call Now For A Consultation!

The extent of your teeth imperfections, along with your dental needs, budget, and desired results will all go into the final decision you make about cosmetic treatment.

Our highly-trained, experienced dentists are here to help you choose the right course of action, whether it’s tooth bonding, dental veneers, or any number of our cosmetic dentistry services at Perfect Smiles!

Call us in Westport, MA (508-252-0909) or Seekonk, MA (508-252-8627) or fill out our online form to schedule your initial consultation.

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