Porcelain Veneers vs. Cosmetic
Bonding
By Blair Bittner
Introduction
• With more than 20 years of experience
providing cosmetic dentistry treatments in
various practices in North...
About Bonding
• Bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to
treat the same types of cosmetic issues,
including discolored...
About Cosmetic Bonding
• Cosmetic bonding is faster and less expensive
than porcelain veneers, and the procedure
usually d...
About Porcelain Veneers
• Porcelain veneers require a bigger investment of
time and money. The teeth first must be prepare...
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Porcelain Veneers vs. Cosmetic Bonding

With more than 20 years of experience providing cosmetic dentistry treatments in various practices in Northern California, Blair Bittner, DDS, has transformed the smiles of many patients with porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding. Dr. Blair Bittner explains the differences between the two procedures.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Porcelain Veneers vs. Cosmetic Bonding

  • 1. Porcelain Veneers vs. Cosmetic Bonding By Blair Bittner
  • 2. Introduction • With more than 20 years of experience providing cosmetic dentistry treatments in various practices in Northern California, Blair Bittner, DDS, has transformed the smiles of many patients with porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding. Dr. Blair Bittner explains the differences between the two procedures.
  • 3. About Bonding • Bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to treat the same types of cosmetic issues, including discolored, chipped, and misshapen teeth. With cosmetic bonding, the dentist places a soft, putty-like substance on the teeth, hardening and sculpting it until the desired appearance is achieved. With veneers, the tooth restorations are made from porcelain in a dental laboratory and are bonded to the fronts of the teeth.
  • 4. About Cosmetic Bonding • Cosmetic bonding is faster and less expensive than porcelain veneers, and the procedure usually does not cause discomfort or require anesthesia. However, bonding looks less natural than veneers and can chip, discolor, and lose its shine over time.
  • 5. About Porcelain Veneers • Porcelain veneers require a bigger investment of time and money. The teeth first must be prepared for the procedure, which involves removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel. This process may cause temporary tooth sensitivity. Despite being more expensive and slightly more invasive than bonding, veneers have several advantages. They are made of durable, hard porcelain, which means they will not chip and stain, and they have the translucency and light-reflecting qualities of real teeth for a more natural look.

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