5 SIMPLE STEPS toward making the right decision yourself. Just follow our COMPOSITE VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING DECISION GUIDE below:
Step 1 What are composite veneers / dental bonding?Composite resin (tooth colored material) is bonded onto the front of the teeth to change the shape, size, color and potential alignment in your mouth. It is a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers, but has more limitations and maintenance.
Dental bonding can be:
- Matched to your teeth
- Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth
- Used to build up teeth and fill between them
- Used on a broken tooth to restore it to size
- Painted over a stained tooth to make it match the colour of your other teeth.
Step 2 Do I need an exam?Yes. We’ll perform an initial exam to be sure composite veneers are the best treatment option for you. The exam may include photos and/or x-rays.
Step 3 How are composite veneers made?Composite veneers, also known as bonding are similar to composite fillings. The tooth is prepared and the filling material is placed, shaped and polished in your mouth.
The gums around the teeth that are being considered for composite veneer treatment are also evaluated. Sometimes the gums will be recontoured prior to placing the composite veneers.
Step 4 What about cost?Composite veneers start at $487 per tooth