Twickenham Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Cook

What is the difference between porcelain veneers and dental bonding?

Porcelain veneers and dental bonding fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella and both options can really improve your smile. However, there are several key differences.

Porcelain veneers in Huntsville, AL are thin ceramic shells that cover the fronts of teeth. They can conceal gummy smiles, slightly crooked and worn teeth, and correct symmetrical issues, similar to a celebrity-style makeover.

Before your dentist bonds your veneers to your teeth, they remove a small amount of enamel to flush them with surrounding teeth. This prevents the veneers from appearing bulky. Because we remove some enamel, this makes veneers a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Dental bonding relies on composite resin—or the same material we use in tooth-colored fillings. Your dentist can spread this resin across a chipped, discolored, or misshapen tooth to enhance its appearance. Dental bonding is not a permanent solution, but it can last for many years with proper care.

Bonding is a less expensive option than dental veneers, but veneers are the better option for a more dramatic smile enhancement.

Are You Considering Cosmetic Dentistry in Huntsville, AL?

We offer various cosmetic dentistry options to choose from, and your dentist can help you choose the treatment that works best for your smile goals. Reach out to a friendly team member today to get started.

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