Veneers and Bonding
Veneers and Bonding can often be confused amongst the general population and often refer to the same type of restorations. The difference between bonding and a veneer is usually the material used to restore the tooth. Veneers are usually fabricated by a dental lab and made out of porcelain that can be used to close gaps, change colorations, and fix minor overlaps of teeth. Bonding is usually done with a tooth colored filling that can achieve some of the same goals as a veneer with less chair time and lower costs. However, bonding can have less strength and esthetics. Discuss with your doctor what your expectations are and the two of you will decide which will be best for you.