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The differences between bonding and lumineers

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Dental work is as confusing to most people as it is terrifying. Most of the time if something is going on with our teeth, people want to know as much as possible about it before we go into the dental office so we have an idea what to expect.

Although your Arlington dentist is the only one who can give you an official prognosis, this blog will help you identify whether or not you may need bonding or lumineers.

Bonding works best in the instance that you need minor corrections to slight irregularities on some teeth. Bonding is used on the front and the back of the tooth as a filling.

It mimics veneers, but does not reflect light the same way due to its dull pigmentation. Bonding also does not have the same longevity that a veneer or a lumineer would have.

An advantage bonding has over lumineers is price. Having bonding on your teeth costs less than lumineers and is a good short term alternative. Although lumineers are a more long term solutions to your dental issues, they do not require a tooth reduction, which is a very permanent and irreversible process.

They are also very comfortable due to their incredibly thin composition. Unlike bonding, a good candidate for lumineers will have smaller, more spaced out teeth to keep the aesthetics of their teeth proportional to the rest of the facial features.

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