What's the difference between veneers and bonding?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the top of the teeth to conceal a number of cosmetic flaws.
Some types of veneers require that a layer of enamel is removed before they are placed, a process that is irreversible. Veneers are made by a lab and require at least two appointments to complete. They have a realistic appearance and are slightly translucent, much like your natural teeth. We design them with your goals for your smile in mind and take great care to make sure they look natural.
Bonding also conceals a number of flaws, but requires less prep work than veneers. Bonding can be performed in a single appointment. The material is applied to your teeth by Dr. Meunier and then shaped to fit. It is the same material we use to create tooth-colored fillings – a mixture of BPA-free plastic and microscopic glass particles. Once the fit is correct and the problem is fixed, the bonding material is cured using a special type of light. Cosmetic bonding also looks great, but will not always give you the exact same natural appearance that porcelain veneers provide.
Call our office to schedule a consultation and determine which process is right for you and your needs.