Dental bonding vs porcelain veneers

It is true that the shape and colour of our teeth greatly affect our self-esteem. You do not want anyone dismissing you after your first smile at them because the colour or the shape of your teeth is not the usual. As much as the appearance of our teeth might have been influenced by other factors outside of ourselves, everyone wants a pair nice enough to take away people’s breath when they smile. Tijuana dentist have come up with some solutions that can help fix a variety of issues that may affect our teeth.

Porcelain dental veneers in tijuana, also known as dental porcelain, are thin pieces of porcelain which are custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material used to recreate the natural look of teeth and are meant to cover the teeth on the front to improve their appearance. They provide resilience and strength that can be compared to the natural tooth enamel. Veneers are bonded to the teeth to change length and shape, size and colour. Dental bonding, on the other hand, uses a material of the same colour as the teeth called composite resin. It is a painless process used to make repairs, mostly minor, on the teeth by a dentist or a prosthodontics. It is put on the teeth and shaped then hardened with light.

Porcelain veneer is better at resisting stains and better mimics the light reflecting properties of natural teeth although it has a more involving preparation process that involves drilling the teeth. Bonding on the other hand does not need a lot of preparation on the teeth, can be done on all teeth in one visit and can be done at a lower cost. Porcelain veneer requires an added lab fee for the ceramist to make the veneer.

Bonding is used in building up teeth, restoring broken teeth to size as well as be shaped to appear like a missing part of a chipped tooth. It can also be painted over a discoloured tooth to give it a colour matching the rest. Veneers on the other hand are used to fix discolouration on teeth, uneven and misaligned shape, worn down teeth as well those chipped and broken. It is also used to close gaps between spaced teeth. Dentists agree that veneers are better than bonding because it lasts longer and does not stain which is common with bonding.