Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

What is the difference between porcelain veneers and dental bonding?

Both porcelain veneers and dental bonding can enhance the appearance of your teeth. Here's what you need to know:

Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin coverings of porcelain that can conceal several aesthetic dental flaws. Veneers can improve one tooth or several teeth, and your dentist customizes them to match your smile and complement your appearance. 

Veneers can conceal and improve the following dental concerns:

  • Cracks, chips, and fractures
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth
  • Slightly crooked or overlapping teeth  
  • Teeth of irregular shape or size 
  • Gummy smiles 

Your dentist applies veneers to prepared teeth and cements them in place. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, permanent, and natural-looking, so you can enjoy a beautiful lifelong smile. 

Dental Bonding 

Dental bonding is from tooth-colored composite resin material your dentist uses to improve the shape, strength, or color of your teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding is reversible. 

Dental bonding can help fix the following problems:

  • Chips, cracks, and fractures 
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth 
  • Discolored teeth 

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Fayetteville, AK 

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we can help enhance your smile with porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and other cosmetic dental services. Please get in touch with our dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wade Kifer or Dr. Megan Johnson. 

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