Bonding Vs. Veneers?

Cosmetic Dentistry

Bonding Vs. Veneers?

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry procedures used to improve your smile by changing the size, shape, or color of your teeth. But what are the differences between the two, and how do you decide which is the right option for you? Dr. Jeffrey Clark at Scottsdale Dental Excellence has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. He can help you decide between bonding or veneers.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure where a tooth-colored resin material is bonded to the tooth by being hardened with a special light. Once the material is hardened, Dr. Clark will then trim and shape the bonded material into a beautiful tooth shape and then polish it to match the rest of your smile.

Some situations where bonding might be the better option for you:

  • To repair decayed teeth
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • To protect the tooth’s root if it is exposed


Porcelain veneers consist of a thin shell of porcelain or composite that is cemented to the surface of your tooth.

Some situations where veneers might be the better option for you:

  • If there is minimal damage to your teeth
  • If your teeth have experienced minor rotations
  • If you have more severe wear and stains to your teeth

The Results

At Scottsdale Dental Excellence in North Scottsdale, we’ll be glad to discuss cosmetic dentistry options with you. Then, depending on your dental health needs and the desired outcome you want for your smile, Dr. Clark can evaluate whether bonding or veneers is the best procedure for you. Schedule your consultation today!