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|Why Porcelain Veneers versus Bonding|
|Bonding is a very conservative means of repairing chipped, discolored, misaligned or otherwise imperfect teeth that utilizes composite resin material sculpted directly onto the existing tooth. It is a quick, safe and effective way to restore teeth to look more uniform and aesthetic. It is susceptible to staining and discoloring with the consumption of tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco products.
Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or composite veneers, are thin shells of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain or composite resin, custom made to fit over teeth and improve their color, shape and overall appearance. Placement of dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile and appearance and is a more durable solution.
Porcelain veneers create a very life-like and natural tooth appearance that resist staining. The translucent properties of the porcelain allows the veneers to mimic the translucent characteristics of enamel giving it a sense of depth which is not possible with other cosmetic bonding materials such as composite resin. Unlike other cosmetic dental bonding materials, porcelain is a smooth, impervious ceramic and therefore will not pick up permanent stain from cigarette smoking or from dark or richly colored liquids or spices.
Porcelain veneers are conservative. Only a small amount of tooth structure is removed, if any during the procedure.