Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers
Los Altos dentistry patients often must decide betweendental bonding and porcelain veneers for correction of common cosmetic problems. There are a number of differences between the two, as outlined below.
Which is more natural looking?
In general, porcelain veneers tend to look slightly more natural.
Materials & Methods
Dental bonding utilizes a composite similar to the material used for dental fillings to build up layers upon layers of resin on the tooth. Porcelain veneers involve bonding a thin layer of porcelain to the tooth.
Dental bonding tends to be more cost effective than porcelain veneers and only requires a single visit, but dental bonding tends to break down faster than porcelain veneers.
Bonding has a shorter lifespan - five to ten years or less, depending on the habits of the patient. Additionally, with dental bonding, patients need to be more careful eating certain foods. Patients with porcelain veneers do not have to exercise as much caution.
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