Dentist in Schenectady offers both porcelain veneers and dental bonding for covering imperfections
A beautiful smile can say so much. When imperfections have affected the appearance, patients often want to speak to a cosmetic dentist about what they can do to improve problem teeth. Dr. Thomas J. Merten proudly offers two popular options including porcelain veneers and dental bonding.
Porcelain veneers have been used for many years to provide coverage for teeth that are broken, spaced apart, misaligned, or permanently stained. Veneers are essentially ceramic facings made to bond over the front of a tooth to disguise these concerns. They do require the removal of a thin portion of natural enamel to avoid adding unwanted bulk to the smile. Additionally, they take some time to fabricate with a ceramist in a dental laboratory. Patients may have to wait a week or two for their veneers to be ready, wearing a temporary between visits.
Composite resin bonding
For some patients, composite resin bonding may be a better solution. This is a material that can be made to closely resemble natural tooth enamel. When used as coverage for unsightly imperfections, it can provide a natural overlay. However, there are some downfalls to composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding is not stain resistant and will only last a few years before requiring replacement. Fortunately, it can be easily removed and does not require the removal of natural enamel. It is also done in just one appointment with no waiting.
Both porcelain veneers and composite resin bonding are available at the practice of Dr. Thomas J. Merten. Patients are encouraged to make an appointment with him to determine the best solution for their specific needs. Discussing the advantages of each is the best way to make an educated decision regarding what is best for your smile.
Dr. Thomas J. Merten and his staff work closely with patients in the Schenectady area in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles. His practice is conveniently located at 615 Union Street #1 and can be reached by phone at (518) 374-0780. Call today to discuss the benefits of cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding.