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Do I Need Dental Bonding, Veneers, or a Crown?

April 24, 2023 8:00 am

Preventive dental care emphasizes maintaining healthy teeth and gums to prevent issues from developing. Restorative dental care involves fixing the structure or health of damaged or compromised teeth. And cosmetic dental care improves the aesthetics and appearance of teeth. Our team can help you decide whether you only need preventive care or if your teeth would benefit from a restorative treatment, such as a dental crown, or a cosmetic enhancement, like dental bonding or veneers.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. While a dental crown can be used to hide an irregularly shaped or a severely discolored tooth, it is generally utilized as a restorative solution. It is bonded in place to cover the top of a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth to restore and strengthen its structure, or to complete a bridge or dental implant.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is when we apply tooth-colored resin to a tooth to improve its shape and appearance. This simple, quick procedure doesn’t require multiple visits nor extensive preparation of a tooth. Bonding is best for minor defects like small chips or little gaps between teeth.

Custom Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of a tooth-colored material, typically porcelain, that are bonded to the front surface of teeth. This permanent cosmetic procedure changes your tooth’s size, length, shape, and color. Veneers can hide chips that are too large for dental bonding and discoloration that cannot be corrected with professional teeth whitening. More severe structural issues should be addressed with dental crowns.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Denver

If you think you might need dental bonding, custom veneers, or dental crowns, contact us at Vero Dental in Denver. Our team provides all of these services and more at our practice. During a consultation, we can give you our professional recommendation about what your smile needs to shine.


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