When Your Heart Is Torn Between Tooth Bonding & Veneers… [BLOG]

Most of us can probably relate to feeling torn between two loves. When you think back to your school days, you might recall having to choose between two or more Valentine’s fighting for your affection.

But with any luck, by now you’ve found the great love of your life and have all sorts of other decisions that require your attention, like which cosmetic dental treatment will steal your heart and transform your smile!

Our team at Bayou Dental Group is here to help you choose!

Today, we’re talking about the similarities and differences between tooth bonding and dental veneers in our Monroe, LA practice and how to know which is best for you!

When Your Heart Is Torn Between Tooth Bonding & Veneers…

Only after a one-on-one consultation with one of our talented dentists can you know for sure which of these two cosmetic treatments is best for you, but if you want to know why they’re so popular, here’s a list of the common flaws they can both correct:


*Stained or discolored teeth

*Small gaps between teeth

*Misshapen teeth

*Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

*Disproportionately-sized teeth


Now, here’s a look at how each are used to transform your smile!

*Imagine Your Smile After Tooth Bonding*

Tooth bonding is a simple and affordable way to hide the minor imperfections we just talked about, especially if the chips, cracks, or gaps are rather small and only affect a couple of the front teeth that show when you smile.

We’ll use a composite resin that’s especially matched to your own natural tooth color.

The resin is poured over the problem teeth, and then artfully shaped to give your overall smile a lovely, natural-looking upgrade!

The bonding material we use is quite strong and can last a long time, but this cosmetic solution isn’t as strong or as lasting as dental veneers, so that’s something to consider. Cost is another big difference between these two treatments, with bonding being the more affordable one.

But the reason dental veneers cost more is because you get more out of them in terms of transformative results and longevity!

*Imagine Your Smile After Dental Veneers*

Since the early days of cinema, dental veneers have been making lackluster smiles shine.

And they’ve only gotten better with time!

At Bayou Dental Group, we can transform your smile with veneers in as few as three visits to our Monroe, LA dental office, beginning with your consultation.

That’s where Dr. Finley will evaluate your dental needs to see if veneers are a viable solution for you. If you have several of the same kind of dental flaws we mentioned before, and if they’re more significant in size or complexity, veneers may be a better choice than bonding.

You can choose between porcelain or zirconia veneers that will be custom-crafted to fit over your teeth naturally and comfortably.

To make them bond firmly and flush against your gumline, we may need to gently etch away some of your tooth enamel first.

Once your veneers are placed, you’ll have a bright, straight, flawless smile for years!

Schedule A Consultation!

It’s not always easy to choose between two things that you know will give you a more beautiful  smile you’ll love.

The final decision is up to you, but you can’t make it alone.

You need Dr. Finley and our experienced team to help you. That’s what we’ll discuss with you at your initial cosmetic consultation.

We’ll examine your mouth for any oral health issues, talk about your smile goals, and then help you decide whether tooth bonding or veneers will give you the results you’re looking for!

Call Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to request a consultation.

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