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Do I Need Dental Veneers or Teeth Whitening?

Which is Better – Teeth Whitening or Dental Veneers?

There are a number of situations in which dental veneers can be a better option to make your smile brighter and whiter. While many of our patients have had some fabulous results with our teeth whitening service, you may have a specific issue that cannot be corrected by whitening.


Veneers can Cover up Deep Tooth Stains

If a tooth is badly stained or discoloured, a veneer is going to be a better solution for you. If the tooth is misshapen, even though whitening might make it look brighter, veneers (or bonding) is going to give you better results.

In some cases, teeth do not respond as well to whitening. This problem can occur in patients who used certain antibiotics (such as Tetracycline) for health conditions. Even if you were a child at the time, your teeth may still show the effects. Your teeth can look nice again when you choose dental veneers.


Do Veneers Stain?

A common question from our patients is if this cosmetic dental work will become stained. This is one reason to consider the differences between porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Because of the material, porcelain is highly resistant to stains. In contrast, composite resin is a porous material. This makes it easy for composite veneers to become stained.

This doesn’t mean you should not consider composite veneers if you prefer this option for other reasons. Your composite resin veneers can stay clean, bright, and stain free. All you will need to do is avoid foods and beverages that cause stains, make home oral care a daily routine, and visit your dentist for regular checks and cleans.


Using Veneers to Get the Dazzling Smile you Deserve

You may also want dental veneers as part of an overall smile makeover. It is an easy way to have pride and confidence in your appearance. You can have a bright, attractive smile, regardless of your age. Both men and women can enjoy smile makeovers with dental veneers.

How do you decide if dental veneers are the best option for you? Start by calling Dentists of Ivanhoe Central to schedule an appointment. You’ll have a complete examination to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. You can discuss your needs and preferences with our caring staff, and we will help you reach a decision. You can have the smile you have always dreamed of with dental veneers.