Just about everyone wishes their smile was a little bit whiter, but cutting out coffee and red wine can be a little bit of a tall order. You may wish there was a way to make your smile whiter overnight. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile that you’re looking for in no time at all!
In fact, there are multiple procedures that can make your teeth considerably whiter, so much so that choosing between them can present a little bit of a challenge. Here’s a guide that might make choosing between teeth whitening and veneers a little easier.
What is Teeth Whitening?
As the name would suggest, this procedure does one thing, but it does it well. Your dentist will apply a bleaching solution directly to your teeth, one usually made of hydrogen peroxide. They’ll then shine a specialized light onto your teeth that allows the bleaching solution to penetrate deeper. Within a single appointment, you can get a smile up to eight shades whiter!
What are Veneers?
If you’ve ever wondered how Hollywood celebrities get their teeth so white, veneers are the answer. Your dentist can remove a little bit of your enamel and replace it with a thin sheet of porcelain. These veneers can be customized to the size, shape, and color of your choice.
Should I Get Teeth Whitening? Should I Get Veneers?
Teeth whitening is incredibly convenient, so if you’re looking to brighten your smile for a big event or on short notice, that might be the way to go.
Veneers, on the other hand, can fix a number of aesthetic imperfections. If you have a gap or a minor misalignment, veneers can fix these issues along with the color of your teeth. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, meaning your teeth will stay whiter, longer.
Both of these cosmetic procedures can give you a shining smile, so if you’re still deciding between them it might be worth scheduling a consultation with your dentist. They’ll be able to take your particular needs into consideration and help you find a solution that’s right for you.
About the Author
With over a decade of experience and numerous advanced certifications, Dr. Olga Kandov is a dentist who’s confident in her ability to improve her patients’ lives. She feels gratified by seeing the results of her hard work, which drives her to constantly improve at her craft. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University, and she has studied at the world-renowned Misch Implant Institute.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening or veneers, she can be reached at her website or by phone at (215) 345-6500.