Dental Bonding versus Porcelain Veneers: What’s the Difference?
As a leading family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Louisville, Kentucky, we pride ourselves on staying at the leading edge of dental techniques and procedures. This includes cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding and dental veneers. We try to be a helpful resource for information here in the community, such as the continuing education workshop we hosted in August of this year. However, another way we can help is to answer common questions here on our website.
One question that comes up often is what is the difference between dental bonding and cosmetic veneers? These are both procedures that can help dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth, especially if you have tooth decay, extreme discoloration, wearing or large spacing between your teeth.
Dental bonding is a liquid, tooth-colored resin that is applied to your teeth and then hardened with a special light. Cosmetic veneers are a thin, durable sheet of porcelain that is applied with a strong adhesive to cover your existing teeth.
In general, bonding is less expensive than veneers, but which option is the best choice for you depends a great deal on your particular teeth and their current condition. To really know which procedure will work best for you, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your dentist.
If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, give us a call. We’ll be happy to set up a consultation and talk you through all of your available options, in light of your dental history and the current condition of your teeth.