What's the difference between dental bonding and a veneer?
If you are looking to repair the appearance of a tooth or a number of teeth, weighing your options is important. Dental bonding and veneers both offer cosmetic benefits, but knowing the difference is essential.
Here are some of the benefits of both dental bonding and veneers:
Dental Bonding Benefits and Limitations
Dental bonding adds to your existing tooth structure to correct small imperfections such as chips, small gaps, and non-uniform teeth.
Dental bonding is not advised for larger cosmetic issues such as large gaps or wear on the edges of your teeth. Dental bonding adheres to your natural teeth, and larger bonding cases may break off easily from daily wear.
Dental bonding has an opaque appearance and might not provide the same translucency as porcelain.
Porcelain Veneers Benefits and Limitations
Porcelain veneers can correct just about any cosmetic issue with a natural-looking outcome. In cases of extreme misalignment, we may recommend orthodontics before beginning restorative work.
In the case of large gaps between teeth, orthodontic treatment will be necessary to avoid overly large restorations to close the gap.
To learn more about porcelain veneers or dental bonding in the Round Rock, TX area, give Old Settlers Dental a call for a cosmetic consultation.