Porcelan Veneers and Bonding

Brighter, whiter and straighter smiles are a trademark of health, happiness, and success, making them more desirable today than ever before.

There are many ways in which you can create a more aesthetically-pleasing smile. When it comes to cosmetic dental improvements, dental veneers and dental bonding are popular choices by patients looking for a smile makeover. However, contrary to popular belief, they are not the same thing.

Dr. Khalil and his team are committed to improving your smile. With the utmost experience and skill in cosmetic dentistry, our team can deliver natural-looking, durable, and beautiful dental veneers and bonding treatment for patients in and around Oakton, VA.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding treatment minimize imperfections on teeth and make them appear whiter and more symmetrical in shape and size.

Bonding is made from a composite resin that is pasted onto the teeth in the desired locations, and moulded to improve their appearance, regulate their height, and close any gaps between them. The resin is then set using a special curing light.

Dental bonding resin can be created in a number of different shades, allowing patients to improve the color, as well as the shape and size of your teeth.

Dental veneers

Veneers are a newer and more popular alternative to dental bonding. Its unique benefits allow patients to undergo total smile makeovers.

Veneers are ultra-fine, shell-like porcelain covers that are designed specifically for each individual patient.

The process of fitting veneers involves filing down the outer enamel of the teeth, and fixing each individual veneer to the correct tooth using dental adhesive. Veneers can improve the height and shape of your teeth, as well as closing any gaps between them.

Veneers can also be created in a variety of shades, making it easier than ever to get a brighter, whiter smile.

What are the differences between bonding and veneers?

As previously mentioned, veneers have a number of unique benefits over dental bonding. These include:

Natural appearance. Porcelain closely resembles natural enamel, much more so than the resin used in dental bonding. This makes porcelain veneers much more discreet and natural-looking, so no-one ever needs to know that they aren’t completely natural.

Stain resistant. Porcelain veneers also have the benefit of being significantly more stain resistant than the resin used in bonding. This helps the patient to retain a whiter, healthier-looking smile for much longer.

Greater choice of color. Porcelain is available in a far greater number of shades than composite resin, giving each patient the opportunity to find the most natural color for them.

Resilient. Veneers are well-known for having great resilience compared to resin. In fact, a patient can expect their veneers to last for over a decade before needing maintenance work. At the same time, you will still need to go to your annual dental appointment to ensure your gum and dental health remains intact.

Which is right for me, veneers or bonding?

Generally, most dentists recommend bonding to cover smaller imperfections, such as chips and cracks, while suggesting veneers to those patients who are seeking an overall smile transformation.

However, every patient is completely unique, so you should discuss your expectations with Dr. Khalil during your consultation appointment. This will enable him to make a personalized recommendation.

Dr. Khalil and his experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team are delighted to offer dental veneers and dental bonding treatments to patients in and around Oakton, VA.

To find out more about any of our services, or to arrange a consultation, please do not hesitate to call or visit us at 703-343-9005.