Yorkville Dentist - Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding?

There are many ways you can achieve a perfect smile. However, there are many ways you can make that a possibility. When it comes to replacing, renewing, or repairing damaged teeth, many people opt for porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Before you step into your local Toronto dentistry, it’s a good idea to become acquainted with each procedure.

Issues solved by Veneers and Bonding

Both porcelain veneers and bonding are well-known solutions that can improve or hide the following conditions for dental patients.

  • Whitening-resistant discoloration
  • Chips
  • Cracks that are primarily cosmetic in nature
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Narrow teeth
  • Short or eroded teeth
  • Damage to the enamel
  • Misalignments
  • Unusually shaped teeth

While both options can provide similar results, there are many distinct differences between both dental procedures:

What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers? Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. They are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change colour or stain. Generally, porcelain veneers take at least 2 dental visits to apply and composite resin veneers can be done in 1 visit. Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin veneers.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding involves the use of cosmetic resin that either covers or repairs flaws. The putty-like resin is applied, shaped and molded to your teeth before it is cured. Once the process is complete, the resin is designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural enamel of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers vs. Bonding - Side by Side Comparison

Bonding Veneers
Process Minimum of 1 Appointment Minimum of 2 visits
Covers up gaps between teeth and hides crooked, misshapen or stained teeth Yes Yes
Durability More prone to chipping and breaks than porcelain veneers Nearly as durable as natural teeth
Life-time Could last from 3 to 7 years (more years if properly maintained) 10-15 years or more (depending on proper maintenance)
Discolouration prevention Can occur Stain-resistant
Natural look Blend in with natural teeth for a simulated natural look Virtually indistinguishable

As you can see from the side by side comparison, veneers offer a distinct set of advantages over tooth bonding. They are stain resistant, more durable, are less noticeable and have been proven to last longer. One of the reasons bonding is still a popular option is due to it’s cost-effectiveness.

Porcelain Veneers

Tooth Bonding

Despite their differences, both cosmetic dental procedures are meant to give you the confident smile you want.

How do I know if either treatment is right for me?

Most teeth are suitable for tooth bonding. Porcelain veneers require candidates to fulfil a few more requirements. A good candidate for porcelain veneers will meet most or all of the following:

  • You have generally healthy teeth that are free from decay.
  • You don't suffer from gum disease.
  • You do not regularly grind and clench your teeth together.
  • You have a properly aligned bite.
  • You have a healthy tooth enamel that will support the veneers.

If you are letting your misshapen, discoloured, or gapped teeth get in the way of your happiness, then it is time to book an appointment with your local Toronto dentist.

Contact Dr Judy Sturm

Dr Judy Sturm dental office is located in the heart of downtown Toronto in it’s Yorkville district. Your new smile is waiting for you just steps away from the Bay Subway station.

We specialize in cosmetic dentistry and are committed to helping our patients walk out of our door with a brand new confident smile. If you’re interested in how we can help you, contact our Yorkville dental office.

When you decide on your new dental treatment, you’ll come in for a cosmetic consultation followed up by just two appointments. After a short procedure you’ll be ready to show your new smile – and give everyone a glimpse at a confident new you!

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77 Bloor St West, Suite 1202
Toronto, ON, M5S 1M2
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