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What is the difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers?

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both ways to improve the esthetics of your teeth. There are a few main differences between the two.

Dental bonding is done directly in the mouth with a material called composite. Often we do not need to remove any tooth structure in order to add bonding, although it does depend on certain factors.

Porcelain veneers are made by a lab outside of the mouth and then cemented into place. Typically some light sanding down of the teeth is required to get a good result. Porcelain veneers are usually more aesthetic and lifelike than bonding and because of this are more expensive. Lastly, porcelain veneers typically have a longer lifetime than dental bonding which is more likely to stain in a shorter period of time.

The lifetime of Dental Bonding vs Veneers

Both may need to be replaced down the line but porcelain veneers usually need to be replaced every 10-15 years while bonding may need to be redone every 3-5 years.

To schedule your consultation to find out which one is right for you, please call our office located in Elma, NY.

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