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Bonding vs. Veneers? What Is Better?

January 3, 2022 8:39 pm

If your teeth need a little boost, there’s luckily a wide variety of cosmetic treatments on the market. Dental bonding and veneers are two that work great for patients seeking to enhance their teeth in multiple ways. Since both options can provide stellar results, you may be wondering which is better?

What Is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is an affordable cosmetic treatment done on one or several teeth. Dental bonding is the process of resin adhering to the surface of teeth and works well to repair chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.

Besides these imperfections, bonding can also help with discolored teeth, gaps, and uneven lengths. Though bonding is affordable and durable, it works best for minor to moderate dental repairs.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

On the other hand, porcelain veneers are a thin layer that adheres to the front surface of the teeth. This thin sheet of tooth-colored porcelain can correct dental issues like gaps, short teeth, uneven teeth, chipped, and worn-down teeth.

Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant and can give your teeth a uniform look. However, teeth often have to be shaped for the veneers to be placed, making veneers a nonreversible procedure.

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

While dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both great ways to transform your smile, one may work better than the other based on your overall smile goal.

Bonding is the more affordable of the two options for transforming teeth. There is usually less need for upkeep with veneers but being mindful of eating and hygiene is still necessary.

Both bonding and veneers can be designed to your liking, but more often than not, the goal of cosmetic treatment is to provide long-lasting results, which is where veneers can be the better option.

Cosmetic Treatments at Seastone Dental

If you’re uncertain whether bonding or veneers is right for you, our team at Seastone Dental would be happy to help you determine which can benefit your smile the most! We also offer other cosmetic dentistry services that you can explore. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation to get started on your smile!

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