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Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?

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When it comes to improving your smile, dental bonding and veneers are the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. Both treatments have pros and cons, and the choice is ultimately determined by your dental needs and budget.

Because bonding and veneers are so similar, it’s natural to wonder if you’re a better fit for one or the other. At Westwood Dental in Draper, UT, Dr. Reynolds can help you choose the best dental treatments based on your specific requirements.

What Is Bonding?

Dental bonding has been used in dentistry for many years as a low-cost and straightforward technique to fix teeth imperfections. Its primary advantages are that it is non-invasive and that it can be used to fix flaws ranging from tooth discoloration to gaps and spacing.

Dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor issues like chips in a tooth or restoring teeth after tooth decay treatments.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a high-end, high-quality cosmetic dental procedure. The veneers we offer patients in Draper, Utah, can help you achieve a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing look by transforming a dull or uneven smile.

The following are the main benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • Porcelain, unlike traditional bonded restorations, does not stain
  • Veneers can last up to 10 years if properly cared for
  • Dental veneers are extremely strong and resistant to abrasion
  • They are created to match your adjacent teeth and your natural smile

Veneers vs Bonding

Although bonding and veneers are both excellent solutions, there are significant differences when it comes to the specifics of each treatment.

Bonding is usually the best option for someone who wants to correct or repair a single tooth or a minor defect. Dental veneers, on the other hand, can change the appearance of your entire smile and fix multiple flaws as they cover the entire tooth.

Here’s a rundown of some of the key distinctions between bonding and veneers:

  • Cost: While bonding normally costs between $100 and $500, veneers can cost up to $1500 per tooth.
  • Time:  Bonding is completed in a single dental visit, whereas veneers may require two to three dental visits.
  • Appearance: Veneers have a more translucent and natural appearance than bonding.

If you want to find out if bonding or veneers are the right option for you, or if you have any questions about these treatments, get in touch with Westwood Dental in Draper, UT, at (801) 716-7006 and 11576 S State St Suite #1201, Draper, UT 84020.