Composite Bonding in Marbella [2023]

Your definitive guide to composite bonding & its differences to porcelain veneers

DURATION

1-2 Visits

What is Composite Bonding?


Composite bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished to improve the appearance of the tooth. It is also called tooth bonding or dental bonding. The resin material used in composite bonding is a mixture of glass or quartz filler particles and a resin medium that is used to hold the filler particles together. Composite bonding is often used to repair chips or cracks in teeth, to close gaps between teeth, or to change the shape or color of teeth. It can be an effective and less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns. The procedure is typically quick and can be performed in one visit to at R&H DENTAL in Marbella.

Composite Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneers


Composite bonding and porcelain veneers are both dental procedures that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth, but they have some differences.

Composite bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished to improve the appearance of the tooth. It can be used to repair chips or cracks in teeth, to close gaps between teeth, or to change the shape or color of teeth. Composite bonding is typically less expensive than porcelain veneers and can be performed in one visit to the dentist's office. However, the resin material used in composite bonding is not as durable as porcelain and may not last as long. It is also more prone to staining and may require touch-ups or replacement over time.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, worn, discolored, or misaligned. Porcelain veneers are more durable and resistant to staining than composite bonding, but they are also more expensive. The procedure for placing porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to the dentist's office, with the first visit being used to prepare the tooth and take impressions for the veneers, and the second visit being used to place the veneers.

Which procedure is better for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. Your dentist at R&H DENTAL will be able to advise you on the best option for you based on the condition of your teeth and your desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions about Composite Bonding in Marbella

Do composite veneers chip more easily?

Composite bonding is generally less durable than porcelain veneers, and it is more prone to chipping and wearing over time. The resin material used in composite bonding is not as hard as porcelain, so it may be more prone to chipping or breaking if the tooth is subjected to heavy biting forces or if it is not properly cared for.

Do composite veneers stain more easily than porcelain veneers?

In general, porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining than composite bonding. Porcelain is a non-porous material that does not absorb stains, so it is less likely to become discolored over time. Composite bonding, on the other hand, is made of a resin material that is more prone to staining. Dark-colored beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine, as well as tobacco products, can stain composite bonding. However, it is important to note that both composite bonding and porcelain veneers can become stained if they are not properly cared for.

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Do composite veneers look as beautiful as porcelain veneers?

In general, porcelain veneers have a more natural and lifelike appearance than composite bonding. Porcelain is a ceramic material that is similar in color and translucency to natural teeth, so porcelain veneers can blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Composite bonding, on the other hand, is made of a resin material that may not look as natural as porcelain. The color and translucency of composite bonding may not match your natural teeth as well as porcelain, and it may be more prone to staining over time.

However, it is important to note that both composite bonding and porcelain veneers can produce excellent cosmetic results when they are placed by a skilled and experienced dentist. The final appearance of your veneers will depend on the quality of the materials used, the skill of the dentist, and the care you take to maintain your veneers. If you are considering composite bonding or porcelain veneers, it is important to discuss your concerns and goals with your dentist to determine the best option for you.

Price range

195-395€ per tooth, depending on patients needs and expectations. This will be outlined in your customised treatment plan. Wax up and design, if needed, charged separately.

* price per tooth