Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to the front teeth. They are customized from porcelain material and bonded permanently, and are an excellent option to improve the appearance of a smile.
Veneers can be used to correct the following conditions:
Veneers are a great aesthetic solution and in most cases, application is completed in two office visits.
Composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth and enhance a smile. As the name indicates, a composite material (similar to fillings) is placed or “bonded” to an existing tooth. Nowadays, composite bonding is always used for a “white filling.”
Composite Bonding is a common solution for:
- Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth.
- Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth.
- Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth's surface.
Composite bonding has several advantages:
- Composite resins come in many different shades, thus providing better matching with the natural colour of teeth.
- It is less expensive than veneers.
- It is quick, the procedure typically taking less than an hour.
Composite bonds, however, are not as durable as veneers or crowns. Composite bonds are also more easily stained by common foods such as coffee, tea, candy, as well as tobacco. To ensure the longest possible duration of the bond, composites should be brushed and flossed daily.