Are Composite Veneers the same as Bonding?

At Jacobson Dental in East Bentleigh, we strive to create the most natural smile possible with minimal invasive techniques. Many of our patients come to see our dentists in East Bentleigh with stained, discoloured, or chipped teeth, looking to improve their smile and confidence. Both composite veneers and bonding are popular and conservative cosmetic treatments that we offer at our East Bentleigh dental clinic. Let’s take a look at these treatment options, and help you figure out what is best for you.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is the application of composite resin, which is moulded to match the surrounding teeth. Dental bonding helps conceal minor gaps, discolouration, and staining. Bonding can be done in a single visit at Jacobson Dental.

What are Composite Veneers in East Bentleigh?

Similar to bonding, composite veneers are thin coverings or shells made from composite resin, which are bonded over your teeth. Composite veneers are minimally invasive, cost effective, and can be replaced, altered, or repaired at any time.

Benefits of Composite Veneers

  • Single sitting procedure
  • Resembles natural tooth
  • Preserves the natural tooth
  • Tooth replacement is not required
  • Can be repaired
  • Cost efficient

Composite veneers in East Bentleigh and Uveneer cost between $500-$1000 per tooth, and you can speak to our wonderful team about payment options.

But what is the difference between Composite Veneers and Bonding?

Both composite veneers and bonding use the same material, composite resin. The difference between these two cosmetic treatments is the method of application. Bonding usually only covers part of your tooth, however composite veneers cover the entire surface, like a shell.

For a longer lasting alternative to composite veneers, our dentists also offer porcelain veneers in East Bentleigh

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made, to match the shape and colour of your teeth, by a professional dental laboratory.  Unlike composite veneers, they require two visits to create a mould and then be bonded to the front of teeth. However, they are more durable and provide a full smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers in East Bentleigh cost between $1500-$2000 per tooth and will require a full set so that all your teeth match.

Jacobson Dental in East Bentleigh offers a range of quick, painless and surprisingly affordable cosmetic treatments, get in touch now to get your perfect smile!