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Smile Makeovers: Should You Get Dental Veneers or Teeth Whitening

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Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 30 July, 2019

Teeth Whitening Versus Veneers Which One Is Right For You 

Two of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments as part of a dental smile makeover are teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers.

While teeth whitening and veneers have overlapping benefits, one will better suit your dental needs and goals more than the other.

If you are considering a treatment to improve the appearance of your smile, Dr Rachel Hall of Evolve Kenmore dentists explains the differences between these common cosmetic dentistry options and what you should consider when improving your smile.

The difference between teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers often comes down to whether you want to address one cosmetic concern or several.

Porcelain Dental Veneers 

Dental veneers are designed to address a multitude of cosmetic issues, including chips, gaps, cracks, worn down teeth, stains, and minor misalignment. They involve bonding a thin layer of porcelain over the tooth (like a false finger-nail) to improve its shape, colour and alignment. With veneers, you can make teeth look whiter, straighter and younger.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is designed to lighten teeth by lifting stains and brightening teeth. Teeth whitening will not address discoloured fillings, chips or cracks or wear on your teeth.

Drinking coffee, tea, or wine, using tobacco products, and ageing will cause your teeth to discolour and darken over time, often this can be addressed with professional whitening techniques.

However, some types of discolouration could resist whitening or create patchy uneven results. In this case, you may want to consider porcelain veneers instead.

Teeth Whitening or Veneers

When deciding on whitening vs veneers you need to consider what your main concerns and desired outcomes are, as well as the factoring in the existing condition and health of your teeth.

At Evolve Dental Kenmore we recommend that you speak with our experienced cosmetic dentist to determine if teeth whitening or veneers are right for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your first step to a great smile is with Evolve Dental Healing. 

Dr Rachel Hall and her team of professionals at Kenmore take into account your wants, needs, and the latest clinical treatments available to tailor your healthy smile makeover with a customised and comprehensive treatment plan that aims to refine your smile and improve your dental health. Combining several cosmetic and restorative dental treatments like veneers, teeth whitening and adult orthodontics that are safe to you and your overall health. Your smile makeover will improve the health, aesthetics and function of your smile so you can look great and feel great while sporting a healthy beautiful smile.

  • Dr. Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 30 years experience, practising holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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