Learn about porcelain veneers vs. composite resin bonding for restoring the smile near Lake Orion, MI
Patients near Lake Orion, MI interested in cosmetic dental procedures to fix aesthetic problems within their smiles may want to consider the benefits of today’s latest dental treatments. Cosmetic dentistry is just one area of expertise available with Drs. John L. Aurelia and Dina Khoury. Patients with imperfections including broken teeth, gaps between teeth, or misaligned teeth may be advised that treatments including composite resin bonding and porcelain veneers can help. But what are the benefits of veneers vs. bonding? Which treatment is right for you? Consulting with a dentist who has knowledge and experience in providing both is the first step.
Porcelain veneers vs. composite resin bonding
Both veneers and bonding are ways to address imperfections of the anterior (front) teeth. However, there are some advantages and disadvantages to each that patients need to consider. It is important to understand how each treatment works. Composite resin bonding is a special material that can be molded onto a tooth, hardened with a specialized light, and polished to resemble natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are restorations that are custom-made for patients to match their existing tooth enamel and are bonded onto the front of the teeth to completely cover it. Because these restorations work differently and use different materials, they have their own benefits for patients to consider.
Benefits of composite resin bonding
- Composite resin bonding can be completed within one appointment, including preparation and placement
- Composite resin bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers
- Composite resin bonding requires less removal and preparation of the natural tooth than porcelain veneers, making it a more conservative solution
Disadvantages of composite resin bonding
- Composite resin bonding will only last a few years before requiring replacement, while porcelain veneers tend to last ten years or longer with proper care
- Composite resin bonding is susceptible to staining, while porcelain veneers are stain resistant
When patients are interested in addressing imperfections of the smile, they need to speak to a dental professional to determine which of the solutions above are fitting for their needs. There is no “one size fits all” option for our patients to consider, we encourage them to learn about these treatments and decide for themselves. We offer the education needed to make that decision. Additionally, patients with dental insurance may want to speak to our front office team about the available coverage they have, as one option may be covered more than the other, making one a more economical option for patients on a tight budget.
Schedule a visit today with Drs. John L. Aurelia and Dina Khoury
If you are seeking quality care by an experienced dental professional in the area of Rochester, MI, we welcome you to visit our office. Conveniently located at 804 North Main Street, Suite #201A, we can provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions to fit your needs. Contact our practice at (248) 243-6044 today to book your consultation appointment and discuss the benefits of restorative treatments including porcelain veneers and composite resin bonding for the enhancement of your smile.