Bonding, Veneers, and Crowns
When patients choose a cosmetic option to improve the appearance of their teeth, there is often a question of whether bonding, veneers, or crowns will be most effective. At Steven F Stanley, DDS, our dedicated team takes the time to listen to our patients’ oral health goals so we can recommend the best course of treatment.
Call our Los Angeles practice today to learn more about how we can help.
Determining Your Course of Treatment
With any treatment we provide, Dr. Stanley first conducts a thorough exam to determine the state of your oral health. Before proceeding with any elective procedures, we first recommend addressing any areas of concern so you are in good dental health before improving your appearance.
Our team has the training and experience to address a wide variety of dental imperfections. Whether your teeth are discolored, chipped, or weakened from excessive wear, we explain every detail of your recommended treatment path. This helps build trust with patients, allowing them to remain comfortable throughout the enhancement process.
Cosmetic Options at Steven F Stanley, DDS
Composite bonding represents the least invasive method to renew the appearance of your smile. This procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to mask chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. We shape and mold the resin to restore brightness and uniformity. For those with more significant imperfections, we may recommend porcelain veneers or crowns as an alternative.
Veneers are thin, durable shells made from porcelain and are designed to recreate the appearance of natural tooth enamel. These are a great option when a full crown isn’t necessary, but bonding couldn’t fully eliminate the issues. The shells are affixed to the front surface of teeth, granting patients renewed strength and beauty.
As a certified prosthodontist, Dr. Stanley has extensive experience fitting patients with porcelain crowns. If a patient’s smile cannot be enhanced through the first two procedures, our team may recommend crowning the affected teeth. Porcelain crowns are considered restorative in nature, but these prosthetics can also help improve aesthetics when teeth have been worn over time. We send digital images to a trusted local lab so they can fabricate the crown to fit comfortably and blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
When patients visit our practice looking to make cosmetic improvements to their smile, we help them choose the treatment option that best fits their dental needs and goals. We offer composite bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns if your aesthetics have faded over time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We proudly enhance the smiles of patients throughout Los Angeles County, including the communities of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Mid-Wilshire.