Teeth Whitening vs Dental Veneers
Everyone is looking to achieve the perfect, bright smile. With everything we eat and drink, it is no wonder that so many people experience teeth discoloration. Luckily, today’s technology makes it easy for you to gain a beautiful white smile. In this page, we review the difference between teeth whitening and dental veneer options. Timberline Family Dental in Elizabeth, Colorado, offers both services, and can help you decide which option is right for you.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and fastest ways to significantly enhance the appearance of your smile. With either a professional whitening service or a take-home kit, you are guaranteed to see fast results that will make you more confident in your smile. Teeth whitening is usually done with bleach to remove stains and discoloration, penetrating deep into the enamel of your teeth to give you lasting results.
Teeth whitening only works on your natural teeth and is not effective on any crowns or implants. While whitening is the least invasive way to get brighter teeth, it can cause sensitivity for some patients. Teeth whitening will improve the color of your teeth, but will not address any alignment issues or chipped teeth.
Veneers are porcelain shells that are cemented onto the front of your teeth. You can customize the shade to dramatically brighten your smile. Veneers involve a more lengthy procedure, but will result in permanent results. Veneers also work to repair cracked and chipped teeth. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and help you get the results you are looking for.
The process to place veneers takes much longer than teeth whitening, and are also more expensive. However, veneers allow for much more permanent, dramatic results. Your dentist will help you decide if dental veneers are the right option for you, looking at your oral history and current status of your teeth.
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With teeth whitening and dental veneers, there are many aspects to consider. At Timberline Family Dental in Elizabeth, Colorado, we offer both services. To read more in-depth about each procedure, visit those pages on our website under our service tab. We would be happy to have you in our office for a consultation, or talk to you over the phone to answer any questions that you may have.