Smile Makeovers in Albuquerque, NM
Some types of stains, such as brown or grey discolorations, cannot be fixed using traditional whitening systems. In some cases, your natural teeth may be noticeably small, chipped, cracked, or uneven in shape. In cases like these, Dr. Mark Miller may suggest dental bonding or porcelain veneers as a solution for improving the radiance and quality of your smile.
When deciding whether to go with dental bonding or veneers, consider the following facts:
- Dental bonding refers to a technique in which the dentist applies a color-matched resin to your tooth and then carefully shapes it to mask imperfections. Bonding is generally a simple, quick, and inexpensive cosmetic procedure performed on the same day as your appointment. Drawbacks of dental bonding include the tendency of the resin to stain and chip over time.
- Veneers refer to a thin porcelain casing which adheres to the front of your natural teeth and hides imperfections. Veneers are custom fitted to your teeth and have an extremely realistic, translucent quality, almost perfectly mimicking your natural teeth. Veneers are very strong and durable and resist staining and discoloration. On the other hand, veneers are considerably more expensive than bonding.
Whichever option you decide best fits your lifestyle, Dr. Miller will work with you to get the beautiful smile you want and deserve.