Magic At The Dentist’s: Dental Veneers & Bonding
Treatments like dental veneers & bonding are often used to improve healthy teeth’ aesthetic appearance and fix broken teeth and cavities. The main difference between the two is that bonding is only applied to a specific portion of the tooth, while veneers are placed over the whole front surface.
Bonding — or bonded restoration, as it’s also known — represents a painless treatment method for smaller teeth repairs. It entails the use of composite resin — a tooth-coloured material which, upon being placed on the tooth, is hardened and shaped with light.
The point of the resin is for it to match the rest of your tooth (and other teeth) completely so that it can fill in the missing chunks of a chipped tooth. Also, it’s used to fill between teeth, or as paint over severely stained teeth to ensure it matches the other teeth’s colour.
Veneers represent extremely thin shells, which are placed over the front part of a tooth. They are sometimes made of the composite resin used in bonding, though they’re created from porcelain as well. Generally, composite resin veneers are less sturdy than porcelain ones, and they don’t stain or become discoloured over time.
Though, not everyone can use veneers — teeth suffering from decay or gum disease have to be treated first, for instance. Also, people that have a habit of clenching and grinding their teeth may break a porcelain veneer, which is why other treatment options are considered in that case.
It’s best to consult with your dentist in Etobicoke on whether you should use veneers or bonding — and JM Dental is more than happy to be your practice of choice! We have immense experience in applying veneers and bonding, and we’re always welcoming new patients. Contact us for more information or if you want to schedule a visit!