Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are placed over the front of teeth that have been impacted by cosmetic issues such as chips, crooked presentation, and severe staining. Sized, shaped, and colored to look and feel just like natural teeth, dental veneers fit seamlessly into the smile. And, because they are both stain-resistant and incredibly durable, they can produce a brilliant and attractive smile for ten or more years.

Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a process during which a composite resin is applied to the teeth to address both functional and cosmetic issues. Bonding can be used to treat cracked or broken teeth, shape and size irregularities, and even as a protectant over large cavities.

There are, of course, some similarities in the issues these treatments address. In fact, it is not uncommon for veneers and bonding both to be used during smile makeovers. However, there are some differences between the two treatments that may make one a better fit for your needs.

Determining What is Best for Your Smile

The easiest way to learn which treatment will be of most benefit to your smile is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nathan Tenney. During your initial consultation at Desert Smiles, we will carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw, listen carefully to the issues you are most concerned about, and provide honest information about your options.

Covered during this consultation will be what you can expect, what may be required of you, and how much treatment will cost. We accept “out of network” or indemnity coverage for certain procedures. We can discuss this as appropriate during your consultation. We can also discuss financing options to help ensure you have access to the treatments you want and need.

If you are unhappy with your smile and ready to learn which restorative treatments will help in its repair, please call Desert Smiles at 602-978-1790 and schedule a consultation today. We serve Glendale and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

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