Cathy J. Santone, D.D.S.

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Which is Better?: Dental Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneers

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At Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry, patients frequently visit our office with concerns about chips, cracks, stains, or gaps. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry solutions to rejuvenate your teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Using thin layers of porcelain material, porcelain veneers can conceal a wide array of cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers can provide durable, natural looking, beautiful results that can last for decades when properly cared for – and often times these results last longer than cosmetic bonding. In addition, porcelain veneers have the unique advantage of correct mild tooth misalignment, depending upon the patient.

Cosmetic bonding can also effectively repair or conceal damaged or discolored teeth. One major advantage to cosmetic bonding is that the procedure can typically be completed in a single office visit. In addition, dental bonding is a very conservative treatment that can preserve more of your natural tooth structure than porcelain veneers. Finally, cosmetic bonding is often a more cost-effective solution for resolving many common cosmetic issues.

Since each smile is unique, the best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cathy Santone or Dr. Megan Dietz and discuss your unique goals and expectations.