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Understanding Composite Bonding vs. Veneers: Which Is Right for You?

How do you choose between composite bonding or veneers to improve your smile? Let the experienced and professional team at Hampton Dental Care in Liverpool guide you, then contact us for further information on our complete range of cosmetic dental services.


What is composite bonding, and what are veneers?

Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel more confident by fixing the small imperfections in your smile that bother you. When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, you have several alternatives to pick from. Veneers and dental bonding are two common procedures.


Composite bonding involves a coloured resin being applied to the tooth's surface to improve the appearance, whilst veneers involve a thin ceramic shell that is shaped to fit over the front of a tooth and cemented into place.


What are the differences?

Composite bonding is a more cost-effective alternative to dental veneers. Bonding is a less expensive aesthetic solution with comparable effectiveness and durability. Composite bonding does not have the same longevity as porcelain veneers, but it is easy to have old bonding removed and replaced.


Composite bonding offers a faster treatment time than dental veneers. Unlike veneers, which require more than one dental appointment, the bonding treatment often takes just one session to finish. For veneers, the dentist takes a scan of your teeth and the veneers are then manufactured in the lab. When you return for your subsequent appointment, the veneers will be glued and the fit fine-tuned.


In summary, veneers are a more long-term cosmetic solution, but the initial fitting is more invasive and takes longer, whilst composite bonding is quicker and easier, but will not last as

long.


Get expert advice

Hampton Dental Care is your go-to private dentist practice for cosmetic dental services. Look no further for cosmetic dentists in Liverpool, we offer both composite bonding and veneers services, and our experienced dental team can advise you on which procedure might be best for you, based on your personal preferences, the condition of your teeth and your budget.


Contact us today to arrange a cosmetic dental consultation, where you can get advice on whether composite bonding or veneers might be right for you.



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