If you are looking into cosmetic dentistry to achieve a more beautiful smile, then you might have probably heard of dental veneers and teeth bonding procedures. Both options are viable when it comes to restoring your smile, but both of them do have their disadvantages.
At Best Dental, we understand you have many questions when it comes to fixing your smile. In this article, we will tackle some of those questions to answer some of the lingering concerns that you may have.
What is better: Teeth Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?
All things being equal, dental veneers are the superior option when compared to dental bondings. They look more natural, do not stain, and tend to last a lot longer. One of the major disadvantages of porcelain veneers is their cost. They tend to be twice as expensive as dental bondings forcing people to choose the more affordable option. At Best Dental, we encourage our patients to lean towards dental veneers. Although, the initial costs may be lower with dental bonding, the long term costs will eventually supersede what porcelain veneers will cost you in the long run. The reason for this is that teeth bondings need to be replaced every few years making them quite costly in the long term. They also have a higher tendency to break and chip in comparison to dental veneers.
Are dental bondings cheaper than Dental Veneers?
Teeth bondings are about half the cost of porcelain veneers. But remember that this is the initial cost. Over time, they will stain and need to be replaced. In the long run, it is more affordable to go with dental porcelain veneers from the beginning.
From an initial price standpoint, the average cost of a single tooth bonding is $450 while the price of a single dental porcelain veneer is around $1,000.
Do Dental Bondings Ruin your teeth?
Just like porcelain veneers, teeth bondings require removal of a small amount of tooth structure for them to be placed. If you do not seek a competent cosmetic dentist, your teeth will be prone to dental decay over time, which can lead to tooth degradation and breakdown. If they are properly performed by an experienced clinician, they should not wear your teeth down in the long run.
How Long Do Teeth Bondings Last?
On average, most bondings last around 3-4 years. After that they will need to be replaced. Staining, breakage, and fracturing are all common causes for their replacement. Some bondings may last longer than others depending on the biting forces of different people.
Why Do Dental Bondings Break Easily?
Because they are not composed of porcelain. Teeth bondings are fabricated from a material called composite which is similar to plastic. These composites are more prone to breaking versus porcelain.
It’s a difficult decision to choose between dental veneers and teeth bondings. Both can provide beautiful results if they are performed by the right cosmetic team. Our team will always recommend the best option that suits both your budget, as well as your desires. We hope we answered some of your longstanding questions. For any other concerns, feel free to contact our team today. We hope to meet you soon!