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Cosmetic dentistry is a world that has a wealth of options. When you’re looking to fix your smile, you’ll likely consider bonding or veneers as options.

We’re proud to offer both services here at DM Family Dentistry in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, and we want to help you make the best choice possible for your smile. Veneers may be better for some people, while bonding is best for others. With that in mind, let’s look in-depth at both procedures.


Veneers are a very popular way to fix a smile that has larger cracks or chips in the teeth. Veneers are simply wafer-thin shells that sit on the top surface of your teeth. They’re custom-made to fit your teeth, but they do take a few weeks to make.

Veneers also come with the benefit of immediately whitening your teeth. Once on your teeth, you’ll have a brand new white smile that you can maintain with good oral health practices. So if you have deep enamel stains in addition to chips or cracks in your teeth, veneers may be your best bet.


Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options, and barring any complications, can usually be completed in just one appointment.

Bonding is a pretty simple procedure. Dr. Doris Madrigal prepares the surface of your teeth by roughing it up a bit so that the pliable resin she uses for bonding adheres well to your teeth. Then, the resin is molded to look just like the rest of your teeth. It’s then polished, colored, and cured, and you can walk out of the office with any chips or fractures taken care of in the same appointment.

To find out which procedure is best for you, call us today at 847-740-8827 to schedule a consultation appointment.