Both procedures offer a versatile way to mend and enhance your smile and use some form of adhesion (glueing) to enhance the appearance of your teeth.
In the case of veneers, a cosmetic shell is bonded to the front of the tooth and then shaped to fit perfectly. Bonding involves using composite resin to rebuild and reshape broken or damaged teeth.
A cosmetic dentistry procedure for people looking to perfect their smile. Veneers are strong, thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the teeth. With a bit of contouring, veneers may also correct slightly crowded or overlapping teeth. If your teeth have discoloured with age, a veneer may improve their appearance.
Veneers can also be used for cosmetic reasons instead of crowns, which are more often used for badly damaged or decayed teeth. The tooth enamel needs to be ground down slightly in order to accommodate the veneer.
Veneer preparations frequently require the use of local anesthetic and, depending on colour and shade, will take more than one appointment to complete.
Bonding is for small to medium repairs of decayed, chipped, and discoloured teeth or to reduce gaps. Strong composite resin is tinted to match the natural colour of your teeth.
Bonded restoration is a painless way to make minor to moderate repairs to teeth. In many cases, multiple teeth can be treated in one procedure. The composite resin used is mixed and tinted during the visit. It’s then shaped and hardened using UV light to create a durable fix for many issues.
Finally, the composite is shaped and polished to look natural and smooth. Subsequent visits make sure any minor issues are fixed and the final result is comfortable.
Suitable for all ages, the resin can be replaced as teeth grow.