Many people have one aspect of their smile they would like to improve, and cosmetically repairing these issues can boost your confidence. There are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to cosmetically enhancing your teeth. Two popular treatments are dental bonding and veneers.

 

Tooth Bonding vs Veneers: What is the Difference?

Both dental bonding and veneers are cosmetic procedures that treat discoloration, cracks, chips, or minor gaps in your smile.

Composite dental bonding uses a tooth colored resin that is applied in layers to the affected tooth along with a bonding agent, then a specialized light is used to cure and set the resin.

Porcelain veneers use a custom-made thin tooth-colored ceramic shell that is placed over the front of the tooth and secured using dental cement.

 

The Benefits of Tooth Bonding vs Veneers

The main benefit of choosing composite bonding over dental veneers is the cost. Bonding is a more affordable cosmetic option and provides effective long-lasting results. While composite bonding does not last as long as porcelain veneers, replacing old bonding is a simple procedure.

Dental bonding is also less invasive than the procedure for porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are prefabricated before application, so they cannot be shaped after placement.

The dentist must remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the porcelain shell.

During dental bonding, the resin is applied in layers then carefully shaped by your dentist.

During dental bonding, the resin is applied in layers then carefully shaped by your dentist. 

Time is another advantage to opting for composite bonding over dental veneers. The bonding procedure is fast and can be completed in a single session at the dental practice, while veneers require multiple visits. The dentist prepares the tooth surface and makes an impression. The veneer can take up to four weeks to be fabricated at the lab. Then, at your next visit, the veneers are cemented and the fit is adjusted. 

 

Enhance Your Smile with Dental Bonding

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both effective ways to treat minor cosmetic dental issues. For an affordable, non-invasive and fast way to get a brilliant smile, dental bonding is a good choice. 

If you want to improve your smile, call Bay Dental Studio on (02) 9158 6723 to find out more about your options, or make an appointment using our convenient online form.