Both porcelain veneers and composite bonding are meant for cosmetic enhancement of teeth. These materials are used to mask teeth errors and beautify teeth. Their application to is quite similar. The difference is with the output achieved and the way they can be used for a smile makeover. The following write-up provides you a brief idea about how dental bonding and dental veneers are different from one another.
Composite resin used for dental bonding is prepared at our office and applied over teeth to correct chipped teeth, short teeth, gaps between teeth and minor misalignment. The resin is hardened using special light. The process takes place in a single visit and the output is excellent since our highly skilled dental professional performs the job. One should note that this procedure is recommended normally when there are errors in one or two teeth. The process does not make changes to other teeth. The dental bonding material can stain over a period of time. care must be taken to protect the bonding material to prevent it from chipping off.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain. The shells are accurately fabricated by lab technicians. They are most widely recommended for smile makeover procedures since it is possible to transform the appearance of visible front teeth and craft an attractive smile. When there are errors in front teeth such as gaps between teeth, misalignment, discoloration of teeth, misshapen teeth etc. Our dentist takes removes small amounts of enamel from the front teeth and takes impressions. We craft an acrylic temporary at our office to beautify the teeth. This process not only involves the teeth that have errors but also the nearby teeth. Permanent veneers are fabricated in the lab based on input from the impressions. The procedure may take about 3 visits for completion. The output for dental veneers is extraordinary since porcelain has the ability to reflect more light.