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Have you learned that due to the nature of your stains, your teeth cannot be whitened with a bleaching treatment? Or perhaps you injured your teeth in an accident. You might want to try dental veneers or dental bonding. But which one is better? Here’s some information to help you decide:

Dental bonding employs composite resin to fasten to the surfaces of your teeth – the same material often used for tooth-colored fillings. It can renovate chipped teeth or cover misshapen or discolored teeth. Bonding can last 10 years or longer if you keep up with your dental appointments and oral hygiene. If you smoke, you’ll find that the bonding material is porous and may turn yellow along with the rest of your teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain which are adhered to the fronts of your teeth. They conceal stains, gaps, unsightly shaped teeth, chips or cracks. Veneers hardly ever stain and can endure 10 to 15 years or even longer.

Dr. Wayne W. Hsieh can let you know if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding and which alternative he would recommend. Just call 516-280-4020 to set up a consultation in Garden City, New York. Designer Smiles Dentistry can offer you the smile of your dreams.