Teeth Whitening vs Veneers. Are you wondering about the best approach for your cosmetic dentistry goals? We can help at Aspen Dental. Teeth whitening and veneers both provide similar results, but one option may be better for you depending on your needs and desires. Like with anything, both options have drawbacks, and both options have positive aspects.
We want to provide a helpful guide to help you understand the ins and outs of both procedures to help you weigh all the important pros and cons. If you have any questions for us at any time, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Because of the effects of aging, lifestyle, and medicines, discoloration of your teeth will occur over time, regardless of how well you take care of your teeth. Tea, coffee, cola, and red wine are just a few of the foods that can discolor your teeth. Tobacco use can discolor your teeth as well. The consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride during tooth formation can also cause tooth discoloration.
Both teeth whitening and veneers can help you improve your smile by brightening your teeth and increasing your confidence.
There are several different types of procedures for teeth whitening. At Aspen Dental in Denver, we can use heating methods, whitening agents, specialized light, or a combination of all three.
Tooth whitening is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic dental solution. Recent technological advancements make tooth whitening easier and faster than before. Plus, teeth whitening is a pretty straightforward, less expensive procedure.
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells of tooth-colored materials such as porcelain. We use them to cover the front of the teeth.
Veneers may require reshaping the natural teeth, which takes longer and is less pleasant. Unless it meets your dental goals and objectives, it’s also typically a good idea not to alter a healthy tooth.
Both teeth-whitening and veneers are safe for most people and many age groups. Many dentists consider professional whitening to be the safest cosmetic dental solution available.
Our teeth-whitening appointments can last as little as 30-60 minutes, and you can see immediate results. The time may vary depending on your situation and cosmetic goals. Some appointments can take around two hours, including prep time and treatment.
Veneers typically take longer to finish than professional teeth whitening. But depending on how well you care for them, veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Constructed of nonporous porcelain, they rarely stain.
Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers
You might believe that whitening your teeth is the obvious remedy. When teeth whitening is faster, easier, and less expensive, why would you pick veneers?
One explanation is that tooth whitening is only effective for a limited time. Even after whitening, your teeth will darken and fade over time. Tooth whitening can improve some stains, but we cannot altogether remove some. Here is where veneers might provide a better solution.
Veneers also covered discoloration and damaged or chipped teeth. They can also close gaps and correct misshapen or misaligned teeth. Teeth whitening only corrects color and shade.
Another reason is that tooth whitening procedures may cause minor tooth sensitivity following treatment. Any side effects should go away a few days after completing treatment. Before and after treatment, we can provide relief gel to help with sensitivity.
Let the Experts Help You Decide
We’d encourage you to come in for a consultation. You can talk to Dr. Rossow, Dr. Noce, Dr. Burns, or Dr. Neal to determine if there is any reason why it is not a good dental option for you or if there are any other dental solutions that might work better for your goals.
No matter your dental issue, we know there’s a quality solution out there for you. And we’ll be happy to help you find it. And we’re confident you’ll be satisfied with our results.
Reach out to us today at Aspen Dental. We can help you make that smile not only healthy with straight teeth but beautifully white. There are various ways we can help you do this, but rest assured that we excel at each of them.
We’ve treated countless patients countless times. Our training and professionalism mean that we can deliver satisfaction across the board with our quality dental care.