Porcelain Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening

by drrapisarda

If you have teeth that are stained, you know just how much that can alter the appeal of your smile. It’s important that you consider the many different options for whitening your smile that are available to you at your dentist’s office.

When you come to the office of Springfield, MA cosmetic dentist Dr. Robert Rapisarda, he’ll evaluate if porcelain veneers or teeth whitening is best suited to meet your needs. While this consultation will best be performed at our office, the team here would like to take a brief moment to cover some of the basics about porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are designed to conceal dental problems and restore the overall appearance of your mouth. The porcelain veneers are partially translucent just like your actual teeth, which means that they will look completely natural. Better that than a fake appearance like unchewed chiclets on your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Undergoing Springfield, MA teeth whitening is a great idea for most people who have stains on their teeth and would like to have a brighter and whiter smile. The teeth whitening treatment that you receive from a dentist is much more effective than the products that you can purchase over the counter. In just one hour, you smile can be whitened by many shades.

Porcelain Veneers or Teeth Whitening?

Figuring out the right treatment for you will really depend on the level of tooth discoloration that you are dealing with. For most cases of stained teeth, professional whitening is the best option. There are, however, some stains and cases of discoloration that are too serious for teeth whitening treatment. In those cases, porcelain veneers is best.

It should also be pointed out that porcelain veneers can do more than conceal stains. Porcelain veneers is also a great option if you have teeth that are slightly uneven or a little misaligned, as well as teeth that are chipped or cracked.

For more information on your options for dental care or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Barre, MA cosmetic dentist today.

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