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Should I get composite bonding or porcelain veneers?

Composite bonding and porcelain veneers can both lead to beautiful outcomes! The right choice will depend on your specific situation, but they both have pros and cons.

Porcelain veneers usually have the best esthetics and look the most natural when compared to composites. Due to the nature of the porcelain they are resistant to picking up stain. They can work great for covering up dark teeth, changing the shape of your teeth and giving you an entire smile makeover. Veneers require taking away a thin layer of tooth structure, which composite often doesn't require. Lastly, they are typically more costly than composite bondings, but the outcome often makes it worth it.

Composite bondings are great for small chips in teeth or hiding small areas of discoloration. They are very conservative and often require no drilling whatsoever. They can be used to cover an entire tooth but usually don't look as nice as a porcelain veneer. They do cost less than porcelain veneers but will pick up stain more easily which may lead to them needing replacement every few years.

Ultimately, our job at Springbrook Family Dentistry is to review the pros and cons of each for your smile to help you make the best choice. If you are interested in changing your smile please reach out to us so we can review your options!

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