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.
Both porcelain veneers and bonding are well-known solutions that can improve or hide the following conditions for dental patients.
While both options can provide similar results, there are many distinct differences between both dental procedures:
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.
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.
|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.
Despite their differences, both cosmetic dental procedures are meant to give you the confident smile you want.
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:
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.
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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