Dental bonding and veneers are cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to improve your smile. Both will mask imperfections in teeth, but there are differences in the procedures, materials and cost.
Dental veneers, which are occasionally referred to as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers, are wafer-thin shells of tooth-coloured material that is seamlessly bonded to the front of your teeth’s surface. Most often done for cosmetic reasons, dental veneers change the colour, size, shape, and/ or length of your teeth, improving your appearance.
Dental veneers are typically made from a porcelain or resin composite material, which are both discussed in-depth below. Your The GiGi dentist will help you decide on the best veneer material based on your circumstances, preferences, and budget.
Dental bonding is a procedure which involves placing a thin coating of composite resin on the teeth. The material is sculpted, coloured and shaped to suit you. The plastic is hardened by a high intensity light and the surface is then polished.
Composite resins are ideal for restoring decaying teeth and making cosmetic improvements. They help to lighten stains, fill minor gaps and correct crooked teeth.
Dental bonding is ideal for fixing minor imperfections, such as filling gaps, restoring chips and brightening your smile.