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Do you have chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth? Are there unsightly gaps in between two of your teeth? Amongst many dental treatments, such as crowns, orthodontics or teeth whitening, you may discover that dental veneers or dental bonding are your best bet. But how do you know for sure? Well, here’s some information to get you started:

What is dental bonding? It is a treatment that employs composite resin that literally bonds to the surfaces of your teeth. After roughening teeth surfaces with a mild etching solution, the resin is applied and sculpted to cover any gaps, discolorations or chips. If you care for your teeth well, bonding can last 10 years or longer. If you smoke, however, you’ll find that the bonding work may turn yellow along with the rest of your teeth.

Veneers are thin sheets of hard-wearing porcelain adhered to the faces of your teeth. These veneers are unreceptive to most new stains and can endure 10 to 15 years or even longer.

Dr. Larry Hemby can let you know if you are the right candidate for veneers, bonding or another treatment, and which one he would recommend. Just call 910-457-5026 to set up a consultation in Southport, North Carolina. Southport Dental can offer you the smile of your dreams.