Can my two front teeth made bigger with bonding or do I have to get veneers to lengthen them?
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Is Bonding comparable to Dental Veneers to lengthen front teeth?
Bonding vs veneers
I want longer teeth, which is better, composite bonding or porcelain veneers?
Your teeth can be made longer with either approach, however porcelain veneers are much stronger when it comes to lengthening teeth, and as such, should last you many times over what direct composite bonding will do, especially if you are "grinder."
Also, the shape of the teeth tend to be much better with veneers than bonding, and likewise the color of the teeth is much better and more stable over time.
Thus, I would advise porcelain veneers over direct composite bonding.
You might be interested in seeing some examples of patients who have had their teeth lengthened with porcelain veneers. See the web reference below.
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#Bonding vs #Veneers ?
Dental Bonding: could last 1-3 years depending on your oral care; cheaper than veneers, fast procedure (meaning it takes 1 appointment); can fix discolorations; however, bonding brakes very easily when on a chewing service of the tooth; bad for extending teeth, if expecting the material not to brake.
Veneers: They will last 20 or 30 years with excellent oral care; more expensive than bonding; great for fixing discolorations, and great for extending teeth; highly stain resistant; very durable on biting services of the tooth; can be done in 1 or 2 appointments with a cosmetic dentist.
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Sarah Thompson, DMD
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