How is bonding different from veneers?
Dental bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers and can be placed in one visit. This makes dental bonding a great choice for a quick, temporary fix. Veneers are made of hard porcelain, and dental bonding starts in the liquid form of composite resin. The difference in materials makes dental bonding less durable than a porcelain veneer therefore it does not last as long.
Advantages of bonding include:
- Immediate gratification
- One-visit procedure
- Good precursor to veneers
Disadvantages of bonding include:
- You may need bonding replaced every 5-10 years.
- Where bonding meets natural tooth enamel, stains can form.
- Natural tooth enamel will discolor over time; bonding will not. This can cause noticeable restorations.