What is the difference between bonding and veneers?
Bonding is a technique that restores chipped, cracked, misaligned, or discolored teeth. An enamel-like resin is sculpted to the tooth to rebuild it. In this way, gaps in teeth can be closed, chips can be built up, and your tooth can be restored to enhance your smile.
With the proper care, a bonded tooth can last three to five years before it needs to be touched up to correct wear or discoloration.
Veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that are also bonded to the teeth but last much longer, usually eight to twelve years. They look like your natural teeth without the imperfections. Your existing tooth surface will need to be prepared, or etched, to accept the veneers, which will be extremely durable. The final result is one of a natural, beautiful translucency that will give you a perfect smile.