I have some cavities on the front of my teeth. I want to find a way to make my smile look attractive again. Do you have any recommendations?
Jeremy from New Mexico
If the cavities are minor, you can have dental bonding placed to improve the appearance of your teeth. However, if the cavities are more extensive, then you’ll need a bit more. Both porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns can deal with it. Porcelain veneers are a more conservative treatment.
No matter what treatment you choose, it is imperative you choose your dentist very carefully. Though veneers and crowns are often sent to a lab, bonding is often done right there with you in the chair. If your dentist hasn’t done a lot of this type of work, he is not likely to have the extensive inventory of composite bonding materials that is necessary to deal with the texture, shade, and translucency necessary to match to appearance of natural teeth.
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