Cosmetic Bonding & Chairside Veneers

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Enhancing Your Smile: Understanding Cosmetic Bonding and Chairside Veneers

Cosmetic dental bonding, also referred to as chairside veneers, presents a swift and budget-friendly path to revitalize your smile. Before opting for this procedure, it's essential to weigh its benefits and drawbacks. At East Peak Dental, Dr. Gordon and Dr. Appelblatt are confident in their cosmetic skills, be sure to discuss all options on how you can improve your smile today!

Pros of Cosmetic Bonding:

  • Time-efficient: Completed in one visit, usually without the need for numbing.
  • Budget-friendly: Costs less than porcelain veneers.
  • Minimal enamel removal: Preserves more tooth structure compared to crowns and veneers.
  • Versatile: Addresses chips, gaps, discoloration, and minor misalignment.
  • Easy repair: Chips can be swiftly fixed in one appointment, however, chipping of bonding can happen often.

Cons of Cosmetic Bonding:

  • Less durable than veneers: Prone to chipping or wearing down.
  • Susceptible to staining: Requires careful eating habits.
  • Not suitable for major corrections: May not address severe issues.
  • Esthetically limited: Doesn't always achieve the same natural look as porcelain veneers do.
  • Requires diligent oral care: Regular maintenance is crucial.

Additional Considerations:

  • Material selection: Different composite resins offer varied durability and esthetics. Large fractured teeth can leave a highly translucent area in the new cosmetic bonding, which could be more obvious in direct sunlight.
  • Dentist's skill: Achieving a seamless look requires great expertise.
  • Maintenance routine: Regular dental visits are essential.

Good Candidates:

  • Individuals with minor cosmetic imperfections.
  • Those seeking a cost-effective enhancement.
  • Patients that are younger in age.


  1. Bonding isn't permanent and may require replacement.
  2. Discuss expectations thoroughly with our dental team.

Choosing the right cosmetic solution depends on individual needs and preferences, schedule a consultation at East Peak Dental today to see how we can help improve your smile!