Dental Veneers vs Tooth Bonding: What to Consider

Tooth damage, decay or cosmetic concerns can often be treated successfully with a range of treatment options. Choosing a dentist that is both highly trained and experienced is important and can have an impact on the integrity of your results. The team at Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral can offer a full range of cosmetic and restorative treatments to meet your needs, addressing both esthetics and function for the best possible result.

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What Are Dental Veneers?

A dental veneer is a thin shell of high-quality ceramic material, often porcelain, that is placed on the front of the tooth. Veneers can be used to change the color, size and shape of a tooth. A dental veneer is custom made for your unique smile, color matched to your existing teeth or your cosmetic goals. The dental veneer process typically requires a minimum of two visits for preparation, impressions and the final placement of the veneers.

What Is Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic tooth bonding involves the use of a biocompatible resin material that is sculpted onto the affected tooth or teeth to address your dental health or cosmetic related concerns. The tooth bonding material is color matched to your smile for a natural looking result. In most cases, tooth bonding is completed during a single visit and requires minimal preparation.

What Is the Difference?

There are key differences between the two treatment options:

    • Tooth bonding is a relatively simple procedure and is not considered permanent. Tooth bonding is often a great solution for young patients or adult patients who are not ready for the commitment that dental veneers may require.
    • Dental veneers are considered a permanent restoration due to the amount of tooth structure that is compromised to place them. Porcelain veneers provide a lasting result that is durable, stain resistant and natural looking.

While both can treat similar dental concerns, there are pros and cons for each and your dentist will work with you to choose the best option for your needs.

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