Bonding & Veneer
Bonding and veneer make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape or spacing.
It's painless. There's usually only minor drilling involved, so there is no need for a local anesthetic.
It doesn't take much time. Several teeth can usually be veneered in one visit.
It costs a lot less than crowns. Before direct veneering, crowns were the only way to improve the look of chipped, widely-spaced or discoloured teeth.
It can be used on children, because bonded material can be removed and replaced as children's teeth grow.
Bonding treatment doesn't last as long as crowns. It can last from five to 10 years, compared to 10 to 20 years for crowns. Some composite resins can be stained by tobacco, coffee, tea, blueberries, grape juice, cherries and
If the seal between your tooth and the bonding material isn't perfect, decay can occur under the composite resin.
Veneer is a very thin acrylic or porcelain shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. Like bonding, veneer can cover badly-stained teeth, chipped teeth, uneven teeth and large fillings.