Veneers With Smart Family Dentistry
There are multiple different options for cosmetic dentistry. While bonding is an inexpensive choice, there are other affordable options such as veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin segments of tooth-colored porcelain, used for cosmetic dentistry, that attach to the front surface of the front facing teeth. They are used to correct issues such as chips, cracks, discoloration, stains, gaps between teeth, uneven edges, small teeth, malposed teeth, and rotated teeth.
Veneers or Dental Bonding
With multiple options for cosmetic dentistry, it can be hard to choose which option is best for you. Porcelain veneers, while durable, cannot be used for back teeth, so they have limited versatility compared to dental bonding. However, due to the cosmetic nature of veneers, they are the industry standard for improving your smile.
While bonding is used in many of the same dental processes, porcelain veneers are much more durable, making them last much longer than composite resin dental bonding. In addition, dental bonding will slowly stain over long periods of time due to foods and beverages that stain teeth, such as tea or coffee, making the affected area discolored and more noticeable over time.
When choosing between veneers or dental bonding it is important to know the financial obligation. While dental bonding is the cheapest and most convenient option, it often wears out in a comparatively short 4-8 years. Porcelain veneers, however, last a long 15-20 years, but due to the longevity, cost more than composite resin dental bonding.