Maybe. If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again.
You should. Bonding composite veneers can be a wonderful procedure, but only for a short period of time due to color instability. In general, porcelain veneers look much better than composite bonding, much durable, color stable and the results are predictable. You will be very happy with your new smile.
Depends. The issue here is really two-fold: 1) what are your esthetic demands and 2) what are you able to invest financially? If you want the highest esthetics and beauty, it is much more predictable to do so using porcelain veneers over tooth filling material. However, you should expect the investment into porcelain veneers to be considerably higher and take more time. If this is a problem, don't.
Maybe. If the bonding is done with composite (a less permanent material than porcelain) and the bonding covers most of the tooth.
Yes. Porcelain veneers are a much better permanent solution to esthetic issues. They are stronger, stain resistant and most patients are extremely excited with the results.
Depends on reason. You were not specific as to why you want to replace your dental bonding, but if your front teeth in the esthetic zone have multiple bonded fillings and/or repairs, dental veneers made custom for you could be a wise choice for a wonderful smile makeover. If you bonding was done originally for extensive repairs, than possibly full coverage or crowns might be more appropriate. Ask your dentist's help.
Possibly. It depends on various factors, (how long and how well did the bonding last before needing replacement, is there decay around the bonding, or are you trying to make a better cosmetic result than the bonding was able to achieve? . I would advise a consultation with a cosmetic dentist with a strong periodontal background to help in your decisions.
Maybe. This is a complicated answer, it really depends on if the bonding is breaking or discoloring, or you are not happy with the aesthetics (looks). If you are not breaking the bonding and the other factors dont come into play, than there is no real reason to replace them.
It depends... This depends on your desires, the condition of your teeth and bonding, and the particulars of your situation. I would seek the services of a well-respected dentist with nice online reviews. A trusted friend may have a wonderful dentist. Good luck with your decision process!
AestheticRestoration. Good day; A large direct composite (direct filling) is the most simple approach to restore a missing portion of a front tooth. If the composite were to repeatedly break or fracture a laminate may be placed. This restoration covers the front of the tooth, is more expensive- but more durable, usually made in dental laboratory.
Strength. Besides A slight prep design the difference between a composite and a porcelain veneer is strength of material.
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.
Degree. The greater the degree of malalignment, the more of a chance you will need traditional orthodontics. Make sure your advice is coming from a board certified orthodontist. Most aren't.
Severe Crowding. If your teeth are severely crowded and malpositioned, then laminate placement would be difficult and esthetics would be questionable. Since your occlusion is a mystery, consult with a local dentist.
Straight Teeth. Use of braces may provide the most conservative and predictable final results with straight and healthy teeth.
Many. Moderate to severe crowding or spacing, excessive vertical overbite or horizontal overjet, skeletal imbalance, and many other situations. See a fully qualified Orthodontist for initial examination (usually free) to discuss what Orthodontics can do for you. Often Orthodontist and Restorative Dentist work hand in hand to provide you with best possible care. Seek quality, not shortcuts.
There are some. Lots of crowding or conversely lots of spacing. A bit over or under bite or skeletal imbalances. I would see an orthodontist for a free consult to determine your best course of action.
When you need braces. Bonding and veneers can make crooked teeth look straight. Braces move the teeth, so they actually are straight. If you have jaw pain, difficulty chewing, misalignment of the jaw, or other functional concerns, you need braces. If your only concern is cosmetic, then bonding or veneers may be an option. However, if the gaps, crowding, or rotation is severe, braces may still be needed.
Not usually. Typically, resin bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers. Resins require planning and artistry. They are more likely to chip and stain. Nor does resin last as london as porcelain restorations.
No. Bonding is a laymans term that covers a lot of things dentists do. We bond crowns, filings veneers, sealants onto teeth. Veeners have a lab fee + labor a veener is a porcelain facing like a picture frame that is bonded "glued " onto your teeth. Dentists add composite (labor) incrementally onto teeth to cover some or all of a tooth or teeth. This is probably what you are referring to.
Usually not. Veneers are almost always more expensive. They also are longer lasting, and better looking. Well worth the investment.
No. Bonding is typically 1/3 the cost of porcelain veneers.
Not at all. No, but may not be as cosmetic or long lasting.
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.
Small chip on anterior tooth, bonding keeps failing and veneer not an option due to occlusion. Can I ask for a crown?
You can ask.. .. but understand that a crown may be overkill for a small chip. Lower anteriors are small teeth and by the time the tooth is prepped there may be little tooth left. Occlusion may also be a factor for this restoration.
Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?
You're much. Better off cutting up foods rather than biting into them. If something should chip or break, it's an expensive repair which could have been prevented. Hope this helps.
Why not. If the bondings are secure than it's ok. But there is always the chance that with repeated stress that fracture can occur. If you are worried than use caution and cut up small pieces of food.