Composite Bonding Vs. Dental Veneers: Which Is Right for You?

There’s very little cosmetic dentistry can’t do these days. If you’ve got teeth that are crooked, crowded, gappy, stained, discoloured, damaged, or misshapen, there are treatment options available that can restore your smile to its former glory and give you a confidence boost in the process. 

Composite bonding and dental veneers are two of these treatment options. Both do a great job of fixing several dental issues at the same time. 

The question is, what’s the difference between dental veneers and composite bonding? And which treatment is best for you?

Let’s take a look at both treatments in depth so you can make the right decision for the future of your smile.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a procedure that uses resin to fix various dental issues. The resin is applied directly to the tooth before we shape it to blend in seamlessly. This procedure leaves your teeth looking healthy and restored. 

We can use composite bonding to:

  • Repair chips and cracks in your teeth
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth
  • Rebuild damaged or misshapen teeth

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are fine porcelain shells that cover the fronts and sides of your teeth. Once in place, veneers look just like your natural teeth. They provide a natural, uniform appearance while making your smile look bright and healthy. 

We can place dental veneers to:

  • Cover cracks and chips
  • Create a uniform smile
  • Close gaps in your smile
  • Hide stains and discolouration
  • Fix damaged or misshapen teeth

What Happens During Composite Bonding Treatment?

After discussing the issues you have with your smile, we’ll examine your teeth to ensure composite bonding is right for you. Next, we’ll plan the procedure. 

During treatment, we’ll apply the composite resin in the areas you’d like us to improve. After skillfully crafting the resin, we’ll use a light to harden the material before polishing out any rough edges. 

The entire process is brief and can usually be performed in a single session. It’s pain-free and simple, and you won’t need anaesthetic. After your appointment, you can return to your normal daily routine right away. 

What Can You Expect During a Dental Veneer Procedure?

We’ll begin with a consultation to ensure veneers are right for you before planning the procedure. 

To make way for the veneers, we’ll need to remove a small portion of enamel from your teeth. This ensures your veneers sit perfectly on your teeth. 

Every dental veneer we place is custom-made, so we’ll take scans of your teeth. Our lab will then craft your new veneers. 

Once your veneers are ready, we’ll check they fit before bonding them permanently in place. 

Veneers are generally placed over two appointments. You will need an anaesthetic during your treatment. 

The Benefits of Composite Bonding

Composite bonding restores damaged, misshapen, and stained teeth without a complex procedure. The entire process is brief and painless. 

Its simplicity means composite bonding is a cost-effective treatment, meaning you get a smile you can feel good about for less.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers provide an unparalleled restoration for your smile. The porcelain we use looks completely natural, and our technicians can create veneers that give you the perfect smile. 

While they are more expensive than composite bonding, and the procedure is more complex, dental veneers will typically last longer. 

Composite Bonding and Dental Veneers at SmileMore

Whether you choose the economy and simplicity of composite bonding or the bespoke finesse of dental veneers, you’ll get a smile you can feel good about. 

Get in touch to arrange your consultation and learn more about which treatment is right for you.

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