Bonding & Veneers

Having dental work done to your teeth can really bring out your smile. There are many different things that can be done cosmetically to your teeth that can make them look better than ever. Two of the most common procedures that produce great results are bonding and veneers.

What is dental bonding?

Bonding is the use of various materials to fill or replace part of a tooth. Bonding can be done to repair damaged teeth as well as fill in gaps. It is very common solution for also reshaping chipped or cracked teeth to better suit your smile and your bite.

What are veneers?

Veneers use some of the same principles of bonding, except they do not use a filling like typically bonding but rather an artificial tooth (or part of one). Veneers are sometimes referred to as a type of bonding. The way this works is that the veneer is bonded with an adhesive.

What are the differences?

Bonding and veneers can sometimes be used interchangeably. Typically, if referring to the terms separately bonding uses a procedure similar to “filling” while veneers use a principle more attune with adhesives. The price difference between the two can vary with bonding generally being cheaper, however both can be utilized to attain great results. Bonding and veneers are both done to match your existing teeth to make them look natural.