A common question: Should I get Dental Bonding or Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is made in our dental lab using the latest in dental technology whereas a tooth bonding is achieved by bonding the resin inside the mouth and hardening it with a special lamp. Thus, a more precise and beautifully life-like result is achieved in crafting a veneer in the lab. Porcelain is also a much denser & stronger material than bonding resin and it’s color-match is much more stable and longer lasting.
Veneers do not look fake in any way, whereas a bonded tooth is life-like, yet, over time it can pick up stains and show some porosity on the surface. That said, some of my patients who I’ve bonded have had their bonds last for many years. These patients don’t drink a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine and are great at following a strict dental regimen.