Tooth Bonding Versus Veneers

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Have you ever been confused about the difference between tooth bonding and veneer bonding? Fortunately, understanding the difference between the two procedures is simple. Veneers are generally made of porcelain and require that a molding be sent to a laboratory for manufacturing while tooth bonding is made of a composite resin that can be molded and adhered directly to your teeth in the same visit.

Here at Isle Smile in Key West, Florida, we are familiar with the various types of cosmetic procedures that improve the appearance of or repair damage to teeth and are committed to helping you find the one that is best for you. Our doctor, Dr. Sandy Pape, is an expert at performing these procedures and hopes to help you have confidence in the state of your oral health.

It is important to remember that the composite resin used in cosmetic bonding does not withstand stress as well as a regular tooth enamel, and so you must avoid doing anything that could cause them to chip or stain. Among some of the things you should avoid are chewing pen caps, ice cubes, biting nails, hard candies, and teeth grinding.

If bruxism (teeth grinding) is a problem for you, it is likely that the bond will not last as long as it otherwise would. Comparatively, tooth bonding with the composite resin as opposed to the veneer procedure takes less time but does not last quite as long.

If you feel that one of these procedures might be right for you, or you have any questions, please call at 305-293-1660 and schedule an appointment. We are eager to help you find the right cosmetic procedure for your oral health care needs and are excited for your next visit to our office.