Composite Bonding Versus Veneers
Some differences to consider between composite and veneers:
Differences Between Composite Bonding & Veneers
|Non-invasive treatment. No drilling or permanent damage to the natural teeth is done, and it can be easily repaired if needed.||Veneers are irreversible, as the tooth needs to be drilled to perfectly fit it.|
|Offers immediate results, as it can be done in one single visit to the dentist.||Veneers require at least two visits, with a space of a few weeks between them, so the technicians have time to prepare the veneer in the dental laboratory.|
|Cheaper than porcelain veneers. Composite bonding is between €250 and €300 per tooth.||A porcelain veneer starts from €500 per tooth.|
|Lasts from 5 to 7 years, if the patient takes good care of it.||Porcelain veneers are expected to last at least 15 years.|
|They don’t break or chip easily and they don’t stain or discolour as the composite resin does.||Porcelain veneers are significantly more resistant than composite bondings.|
The best way to determine which solution is right for you is to talk to your dentist about your aesthetic goals.
If you’re looking for the most cost-effective solution, then composite bonding is a very good fit.
However, if the patient has a severe aesthetic problem and is looking for a long lasting solution, then porcelain veneers might be the best option.