Tooth Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: June 15, 2015

Both porcelain veneers and tooth bonding have become some of the most common and effective methods for correcting common dental problems in West Jordan. Whether you are looking to repair a single tooth, or you're in need of a full mouth restoration, both procedures offer specific advantages.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain that are custom made to fit over the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a long lasting solution for cosmetic problems like chips, cracks, discoloration, or teeth that are slightly crooked or worn down.

What Is Dental Bonding? 

Dental bonding uses the same cosmetic resin used for fillings to cover or repair flawed teeth. The resin is shaped and molded before it is cured, and can last several years. Dental bonding can be done in a single office visit, and is an economical option. Dental bonding is a great choice if you are looking to correct small problems like cracks and stains.

How Do I Decide?

Porcelain veneers and tooth bonding have many similarities. Both are used to treat many of the same dental problems and they both offer the same beautiful appearance. In general, dental bonding is a more conservative approach that does not require permanent alteration of your natural tooth, and it is less expensive than porcelain veneers. However, dental bonding is best for smaller problems or to repair a single tooth.

The best way to find out which option is right for your particular needs is to schedule a consultation by calling Warr Dental at (801) 216-3713 today. Dr. Warr serves patients in West Jordan and South Jordan, and many other communities throughout the Salt Lake City area.