Many individuals seek out teeth whitening at some point during their life. Whether it’s after having braces or just to remove some pesky stains, teeth whitening can be a fantastic aesthetic option. At times though, veneers may be a better option.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a porcelain material that is fit to size and then bonded to your tooth. Veneers are adaptable and can be customized to a person’s needs and aesthetic interest; veneers can change the size, shape, fit, and color of your teeth.
From a dentist’s perspective, veneers serve two purposes for patients. First and foremost, they help to protect damaged teeth from general wear-and-tear, cracks, or even permanently weakened enamel. Veneers also serve a cosmetic purpose, allowing patients to improve their smile and overall confidence.
The Perks of Veneers
Think that having veneers requires a lot of time and maintenance? Think again!
Porcelain veneers are created by a specialist specifically for your dental needs. In just 2 visits, you can have non-bulky and thin, all-white veneers permanently bonded on to your natural teeth. Additionally, veneers can also be an alternative to orthodontics – imagine having visibly straighter teeth without the months-long process. Lastly, contrary to popular belief, veneers require the removal of less natural tooth structure then a full crown while still drastically improving the shape of your tooth and also your bite.
For you, veneers are hardly noticeable, but everyone else will surely be complimenting your new and improved smile.
Why Choose Veneers Over Teeth Whitening?
There are a few reasons why your dentist might recommend veneers over teeth whitening.
Everyone has different whitening needs. If you have slight discoloration due to your lifestyle, then teeth whitening can be an effective solution in the short-term. If discoloration to your teeth has been a long-term and uphill battle you’ve faced, your dentist may recommend veneers – they’re a more long-term fix to discoloration.
With age, your teeth are inevitably going to grow more sensitive due to daily use and wear-and-tear. Over time, teeth whitening can be bothersome to teeth when protective layers of enamel have grown thin. Rather than exposing your already sensitive teeth to teeth whitening procedures, veneers are a beautiful and pain-free option that requires very little maintenance.
Ready For Veneers?
Are you ready to increase the aesthetic look of your teeth? Built on top of your natural teeth, veneers are a long-term, more effective solution to teeth whitening. In addition to covering deep stains that whitening can’t remove, there are many other benefits to getting veneer.
Are you ready to explore veneers as a teeth whitening alternative? Give us a call today!