Veneers or Bonding?

If you are looking for a dedicated cosmetic dentist in the area of Indianapolis, IN, look no further than the team of Tenth Street Dental Care and Denture Center. Dr. Kevin J. Welch and his staff work closely with patients to determine what methods of restoration are available for individuals in and around the community. Individuals unhappy with imperfections of the smile may be having difficulty choosing between two common solutions including composite resin bonding and porcelain veneers.


Composite resin bonding is a fast and affordable choice for patients seeking repair of their smile. This is a clay-like material that is placed onto the teeth and shaped as needed. A special light hardens the material so it can be filed and polished. This material can last several years with proper care, though it can become stained over time. It can be done the same day and patients can use it to address gaps between teeth, cover stained teeth, or repair broken teeth.


Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are ceramic restorations that function as facings. They can disguise imperfections of the natural teeth as well, though do so in a different way. Patients who have porcelain veneers placed need to undergo preparations. This includes the removal of a thin portion of enamel on the front of the tooth. Impressions are done and then used to create the facings which are later bonded onto the tooth’s structure. By doing this, many imperfections can be easily disguised. Porcelain veneers are not susceptible to staining, so they often last a decade or longer with proper care. They are not reversible, so when they are broken or need to be repaired, they will have to be replaced.


Dr. Kevin J. Welch and his team offer Indianapolis, IN area patients a wide selection of services in his state-of-the-art practice located at 6919 E. 10th Street. His friendly front office team can be contacted at (317) 358-8885 to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation to discuss the possibility of composite resin bonding or porcelain veneers.

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