By Omni Dental Group
November 03, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Which cosmetic option should you choose: bonding or veneers?

You want to improve and enhance your smile and you’re looking to turn to our Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari for cosmetic dentistry. To achieve your dream smile you may be considering either dental veneers or bonding. Here’s what you should know about these two popular cosmetic options,

About Dental Bonding

This non-invasive cosmetic procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin directly to one or more teeth and then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to improve the appearance of a tooth. Our Bowie, MD, dental team may recommend dental bonding if you are dealing with more minor dental flaws that impact just one or two teeth rather than your whole smile. This is particularly effective for treating front teeth. With the right care, bonding can last up to a decade.

About Dental Veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain layers that are adhered permanently to the front of your teeth. They are often used to cover all teeth that are visible when you smile, which makes it a great option for someone looking to get a full smile makeover. Alternatively, veneers can also be placed on a couple of teeth to improve their appearance rather than your whole smile. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment that is designed to last years before needing to be replaced.

Should I get veneers or bonding?

Whether you want to get veneers or bonding, our Bowie, MD, dental team will be able to better assess your needs and determine which cosmetic option is better suited to your goals during your consultation. Here are some factors you’ll want to consider to help you determine the best cosmetic option for you,

Longevity: Veneers are considered permanent and can last up to two decades or longer with the proper care. Of course, you’ll still want to be careful when caring for your veneers so you don’t break or damage them. While bonding utilizes durable resin, medical-grade porcelain tends to be a bit more durable.

Cosmetic goals: Your smile goal is probably the biggest determining factor as to which cosmetic option is ideal. For example, those with minor chips, stains, or unevenness may get the results they want with bonding while those with more widespread issues that impact the majority of their smiles may benefit from veneers.

Procedure: While neither procedure is invasive, bonding is considered a more minimal procedure than dental veneers. Veneers do require our dental team to shave off some tooth enamel from the tooth to make room for the veneers. The good news is that this is typically performed without needing anesthesia. Bonding also rarely, if ever, requires anesthesia.

If you are looking to sit down with our Bowie, MD, dentists to discuss veneers or dental bonding, all you have to do is call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an initial consultation with our team.


Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029