While both porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns will do wonders for your smile, both cosmetic dentistry procedures are permanent solutions.

Xceptional Dental in San Diego explains that veneers and crowns repair chips, cracks and stained teeth and can change your smile completely. However, crowns and veneers are also more invasive, making the procedures permanent.

Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers

Veneers and dental crowns require some enamel removal to make for a secure and natural looking fit. While porcelain veneers require less enamel removal than crowns, they are still permanent and not reversible.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry solution that is less invasive than cosmetic dental crowns and porcelain veneers because there is no enamel removal. 


Dr. Janette Larsen may remove some of the tooth if it is decayed, but in most cases, dental bonding is reversible.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Used For?

Directly applied to teeth, the tooth colored composite bonding process improves your smile. Bonding works well on teeth that are cracked, stained, chipped, or broken. Cosmetic dentists also use bonding to fill small spaces between teeth and for small cavities. 

The Dental Bonding Process

Before the resin is applied, your cosmetic dentist in San Diego will roughen the tooth with a gel or liquid to make for a stronger bond. Once the conditioner is applied, a composite dental resin is applied and sculpted into shape.

When Dr. Larsen is satisfied with the results the composite is cured or hardened with a light or laser. Once cured the tooth or teeth are polished and shaped to perfection.

Dental bonding is less expensive and less time consuming than porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. 

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental bonding, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Xceptional Dental in San Diego today.