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Whats the difference between veneers and composite resin bonding?
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Frank Berman
a porcelain veneer has an unlimited lifetime (if it stays in place) and a composite veneer has a limited lifespan, from 5 to 10 years if properly done...they pick up stain and dull with age.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Look and longevity
Both composite bonding and veneers can result in beautiful results when done properly by a cosmetic dentist.
However, veneers always look better and last much longer.

In brief: Look and longevity
Both composite bonding and veneers can result in beautiful results when done properly by a cosmetic dentist.
However, veneers always look better and last much longer.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry
In brief: A few
veneers are made out of porcelain, they take more appointments to do, they last longer and they are more expensive.
Bondings are composites, they are not as long lasting and not as pretty as porcelain but they are generally less expensive

In brief: A few
veneers are made out of porcelain, they take more appointments to do, they last longer and they are more expensive.
Bondings are composites, they are not as long lasting and not as pretty as porcelain but they are generally less expensive
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: A lot
Both alter your appearance and are bonded to your tooth.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or tooth colored material bonded to your tooth. They retain their color longer, are stronger and generally much better looking. Bonding costs less, generally not as beautiful, changes color sooner, and doesn't last as long. Both can be great, veneers usually preferred.

In brief: A lot
Both alter your appearance and are bonded to your tooth.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or tooth colored material bonded to your tooth. They retain their color longer, are stronger and generally much better looking. Bonding costs less, generally not as beautiful, changes color sooner, and doesn't last as long. Both can be great, veneers usually preferred.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
In brief: A complicated answer
Veneers are typically made of porcelain or another type of material such as zirconia, and are a lot stronger than composite resin bonding.
Because of this veneers typically last longer and do not discolor. But they are more expensive. Sometimes to account for the thickness of the porcelain some tooth structure may need to be removed. Composite is the white fillings dentist use.

In brief: A complicated answer
Veneers are typically made of porcelain or another type of material such as zirconia, and are a lot stronger than composite resin bonding.
Because of this veneers typically last longer and do not discolor. But they are more expensive. Sometimes to account for the thickness of the porcelain some tooth structure may need to be removed. Composite is the white fillings dentist use.
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