Porcelain veneers are one of the most flexible and powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry. However, dental bonding can be used for many of the same conditions, and is actually much more popular. Despite the popularity of dental bonding, porcelain veneers are actually better in virtually every way.

Porcelain Veneers Last Longer

Porcelain veneers are one of the most long-lasting procedures in dentistry. Although people think porcelain would be fragile, the one used in veneers is actually an advanced ceramic that is designed to last. Dental bonding may last for a couple of years, but porcelain veneers can last a decade or more.

Porcelain Veneers Look Better

Dental bonding is a plastic material, and it can’t help but look like plastic. Although it is initially polished to look like natural tooth enamel, it’s part of the longevity problems of dental bonding that it tends to wear down and may lose its polish quickly, which leads to it looking like dull plastic again.

Porcelain veneers can also be more accurately color-matched with your natural teeth to give you optimal results.

Porcelain Veneers Don’t Stain

Porcelain veneers are impermeable and don’t let staining molecules inside. This keeps them looking the same color as the day they were placed for their entire lifetime. The only time they might stain is if you damage or scratch them by not following care instructions.

What Makes Dental Bonding Popular

Dental bonding does have some advantages that account for its popularity. It can be performed quickly, and it’s cheap. This makes it the procedure of choice for people who don’t want to invest the time and money into getting the best results.

Dental bonding can get you common results, but porcelain veneers are truly Beyond Exceptional Dentistry. If you think your smile is an investment worth your time and money, we can help. Please call (912) 234-8282 today to talk about getting the results you want at our office in Savannah, Georgia.