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You may have already discovered that your stained teeth cannot be fixed with a bleaching treatment. Certain types of stains or teeth with previous dental work will not be affected by hydrogen peroxide. Or perhaps you injured your teeth in an accident. No worries. You can try dental bonding or dental veneers. But which one is better? The short answer is that it depends on what you want.

Dental bonding involves the use of a composite resin that literally bonds to the surfaces of your teeth. This is the same material that is used for tooth-colored fillings. It can be used to restore chipped or cracked teeth, fill in gaps, or cover discolored teeth. If well cared for, bonding can last as long as 10 years. If you smoke, however, you’ll find that the bonding may yellow along with the rest of your teeth.

Veneers are thin sheets of durable porcelain attached to the fronts of your teeth. They will not only hide and protect stained teeth, but repair chipped or misshapen teeth as well. These veneers are impervious to most stains and can last up to 15 years or even longer.

Dr. Mark Hughen can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding and which one he would recommend. Just call 432-570-7080 to set up a consultation at Primary Dental Clinic in Midland, Texas. We’re here to give you the smile of your dreams.