Front Teeth Repair: Bonding, Crowns or Veneers?

One common goal many people are trying to meet is repairing their front teeth. This goal is broad because different impairments demand unique cosmetic repair approaches — some may only want to whiten their stained teeth, while others may desire to straighten a crooked tooth or close gaps between teeth. Whatever the goal is, the desired result is to achieve an attractive smile and consequently improve self-esteem.

In this article, we are going to cover three popular methods of repairing the front teeth: Bonding, crowns and veneers — including some important information that will help you make an informed decision.

Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable, straightforward procedure that is often employed to correct small cracks or chips in a tooth, caused by minor accidents or trauma. Although bonding is a practical solution for fixing the appearance of the front teeth, it is most suitable for cases where less serious work is required. Bonding is usually performed on an outpatient basis and requires no anesthesia.

If the damage is significant, dental bonding alone may not be the advisable choice.

Dental crowns

Crowns are usually used to restore front teeth that have been missing or removed due to decay or damage. Mostly, dental crowns are used along with dental implants. Together with single crowns, a bridge (multiple crowns) may also be used in dental implant restoration.

One significant advantage of dental crowns is that they are made specifically for your mouth. The crowns are designed by making a mold or impression of the teeth to fabricate a prosthetic crown. Dental crowns also have a natural appearance, especially when a porcelain material is used to manufacture the crown. After receiving new crowns on the front teeth, your smile will not only have a better appearance but also function adequately.

Veneers

If you really desire an attractive smile, then you should consider going for porcelain veneers. Like dental crowns, the porcelain veneers have to be fabricated in a dental lab using an impression of your natural tooth. In most cases where the dental office has the CEREC technology for fabrication, you may even get your veneers is a single office appointment.

Porcelain veneers have the upper hand in the repair of the front-row teeth because they are highly customizable. The dentist will work directly with you to come up with the right size, shape, and color to give you a beautiful smile and preserve its natural appearance.

With adequate care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can usually survive up to 10 years or more. During your dental appointment, the dentist will guide you on the ways to properly care for your new restorations.

Veneers are effective for severe impairments or teeth that have suffered fractures, chips, stains and breakage and are a great solution for people who desire beautiful front teeth. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, veneers are the choice option for restoring the smile and can be beneficial for almost everybody.

Final note

When you visit the dentist for a dental restoration consultation, they will guide you on the most suitable option for repairing your front teeth.

Request an appointment here: https://www.healthysmilesfamilydentistryllc.com or call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry LLC at (706) 713-5286 for an appointment in our LaGrange office.

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