Achieving Perfection – Bonding vs. Veneers for a Vibrant St. Pete Smile

Veneers in St Petersburg Florida

The evidence is indisputable: there’s nothing quite like a great smile. For those patients wishing to have a vibrant, inviting smile and the confidence that goes along with it, Creating Smiles Dental can help.

For many patients, the condition of their teeth, not just the color, needs to be addressed. This type of fix can be addressed with either bonding or porcelain veneers. Which method is best for you will depend on the condition of your teeth and what you want your outcome to be. Bonding is best used for patients who have minimal pitting and some wear and tear. It’s a great choice to fill cavities without having unsightly metal fillings, too. We blend several shades of composite resin to match your teeth which we polish to give your smile a natural, polished look. This is a great option for filling in gaps and uneven spaces between teeth or for changing the shape of the actual tooth. This is a great affordable option for those who have a few small areas of concern.

If the years have been harsh on your teeth, another option to consider is porcelain veneers. After we prepare and measure your mouth, we will custom craft your veneer, which we will then permanently affix. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are used to correct flaws and improve cosmetic appearance. We will remove a part of your tooth enamel before permanently bonding this shell to your teeth. This partial removal of enamel means the procedure is permanent. Porcelain veneers retain their color for a longer period of time and are more stain-resistant than resin bonding. Since every patient’s budget and desired outcome varies, call to schedule an appointment in St. Pete and take the next step in getting a beautiful, seamless smile.