Benefits You Get from Veneers vs Bonding: Which is Better?
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Louis Taglia Jr. DDS
Many people can name at least one thing about their teeth that needs cosmetic improvement to make them more confident about their smile. Fortunately, there are several procedures that can enhance the appearance of your teeth. Two popular aesthetic procedures we perform in our office are dental bonding and veneers. If you're exploring cosmetic dentistry treatments, it can help to understand how these two effective services compare. This will allow you to be ahead of the game when you visit us for a consultation.
Similarities Between Veneers and Dental Bonding
Both of these treatments enhance your smile and can improve cosmetic concerns like discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps and more. In addition, each process can usually be completed in only one visit to our office. However, veneers may take up to three visits due to the preparatory process. Both can be relatively long-lasting, depending on your level of care.
Differences Between Veneers and Dental Bonding
With bonding, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to your teeth and then hardened with an ultraviolet light. On the other hand, veneers are custom restorations made of a durable ceramic material that are bonded directly to the front of your teeth. In addition, we have to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth so that the veneers will blend more seamlessly. Veneers are often the better option for more pronounced issues.
When comparing veneers and bonding, the bottom line is that each can be an excellent choice, given the right circumstances. Dental bonding is typically less costly than veneers but isn't as resistant to staining. That means you may need additional touch ups further down the road. Ultimately, a personalized consultation in our office is the best way to determine which cosmetic treatment is best for you. Please contact us to schedule a consultation and exam.