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Whats the difference between veneers and composite resin bonding?

Whats the difference between veneers and composite resin bonding?

Resin vs Porcelain: They are both meant to do the same thing and both can look very nice when done well. Resin bonding is done chairside with out much cutting (if any) and they use the same material used for fillings that are white. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a lab and are glued on and take more than one visit. Porcelain is stronger and looks nicer mostly but both are great. ...Read more

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Veneer (Definition)

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or ...Read more


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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Initially less but..: Composite bonding is almost always less expensive in the short term. However, over the long run, if it has to be done several times, it may turn out to be more expensive. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable, stain less, and have a more natural appearance. Discuss your options with your own dentist before deciding what is best for you. Think long term. ...Read more

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Can a front tooth dental veneer, that later becomes chipped, be repaired using composite resin and be color blended so that it is not noticeable?

Yes and no: There was a reason why the veneer chipped. A repair is never as good as identifying the cause of the fracture and replacing with a new veneer. Some dentists with special techniques can adequately repair chips on veneers the long term prognosis is not good. ...Read more

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After having veneers or bonding are there some foods that you should avoid?

Depends...: Veneers are often fabricated of porcelain, which won't change color by different foods. If you have bonding, depending on the quality of the bonding material will more or less be affected by the food you eat or drink (wine, coffee, chocolate , etc.). Also in both cases you should avoid chewing hard foods as it could cause your restoration to crack or break or chip. An. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Bonding (Definition)

In the dental realm it refers to the chemical or micro interlocking of two materials. For example, a white filling material is bonded or ...Read more