If you’re looking to whiten your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have several options at your disposal. Some patients find it difficult to decide which option is best for them. In this article, we are going to discuss the pros and cons of dental veneers vs. teeth whitening.
There are many ways to whiten your teeth – from over the counter products, to a professional whitening by a dentist (which we recommend). This procedure involves applying a bleaching agent to the teeth to remove discoloration. The effects are immediate, but eventually this whitening will wear off as the teeth are continually exposed to food and liquids that yellow the teeth. Ultimately, teeth whitening is cheaper than veneers, but it also doesn’t last as long.
Dental veneers are shells made of composite or porcelain that are placed over the patient’s teeth. Veneers can be used to correct chips and cracks, discoloration, and alignment issues in the teeth. The procedure happens over the course of several weeks and office visits in which your dentist will shape the veneer to the desired specifications. Though the procedure is more involved than teeth whitening, the effects last much longer – with many veneers lasting many years before requiring replacement.
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Dr. Tim Brooks is an experienced family and cosmetic dentist who treats patients in Bloomington, Farmington, and the surrounding areas. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, or you just need to schedule a regular cleaning – make an appointment at Smiles for Life! Our team will provide you with the compassionate and individualized treatment that you deserve. Contact us today to set up your appointment at one of our Smiles for Life Dental Clinic (located in Bloomington) and keep your smile shining bright!
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