Composite bonding vs veneers - The London Centre For Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite Bonding vs Veneers

March 7, 2024

If the appearance of your teeth is getting you down, but your teeth are structurally sound,  you might be wondering which dental treatment can restore them. 

With a huge variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available on the market, it can be difficult to know which is the best option for you. 

Our experts at LCCD discuss the most common treatments for improving the appearance of the teeth to find the right option for you. 

So, composite bonding vs veneers – which is best?

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Is the whole surface of the tooth affected? 

If yes, dental veneers are the solution for you. 

Porcelain dental veneers are designed to provide a thin custom-made moulding for teeth that are more damaged, but retain their structure and stability. 

As such, dental veneers are suitable for patients with teeth that have:

  • Wear or chips 
  • Discolouration or blackness (associated with tooth death)
  • Misalignment issues 
  • Problems with gaps
  • Extreme narrowness 

Porcelain veneers permanently cover the natural tooth, hiding common problems that can make the smile unsightly. 

If not, you can consider composite bonding in London, which is a great solution for improving the appearance of healthy natural teeth. 

Composite bonding, also called cosmetic bonding or dental bonding, uses malleable dental resin to correct minor imperfections and restore a stunning smile. 

Cosmetic bonding is ideal for patients with teeth that are:

  • Chipped or broken 
  • Discoloured 
  • Gapped 
  • Too small 
  • Crooked or misshapen 

However, for patients considering this treatment option, the main structures of the teeth need to be sound, as the resin will only improve the appearance, not correct more serious problems. 

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Would you prefer a long-lasting, permanent option?

If you are searching for a long-term solution to improve the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers are an excellent treatment option for you. 

With appropriate care, and depending on your individual circumstances, porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10-30 years before they will need to be replaced. 

This gives patients one of the most long-lasting cosmetic treatments on the market to consider, which also increases the value of the treatment. 

Cosmetic bonding, on the other hand, is a less hardwearing option, lasting anywhere from 4-8 years with proper care. 

It is worth considering, however, that as the teeth need much less preparation before installation, composite resin can be removed and replaced in a shorter timeframe and for a more economical fee when it is time to replace them. 

Benefits and considerations of composite bonding vs veneers

If you still aren’t sure which solution is best for you, why not browse our quick comparison table for a clear overview? 

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Still unsure about composite bonding vs veneers? Contact LCCD for expert advice

With decades of experience in smile restoration, Dr Druian and his team can work with you to help you make a decision if you are still struggling with composite bonding vs veneers.

We always put our patients first and help them to make the most empowering decision for themselves, with the benefit of our friendly and approachable experience and wisdom.

For more information about composite bonding vs veneers or to book an appointment, fill in our contact form or give us a call on 0207 722 1235 and a member of our team will assist you as soon as we can.