Difference Between Dental Veneers and Teeth Whitening
Over recent years, dentists have come to be valued for more than just their ability to help patients keep a good bill of dental health and hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry has quickly become a common dental service that is affordable, and not just something sought after by celebrities and TV personalities. Even the healthiest teeth can become stained over extended periods of time. This is especially true when you think about the way many people have grown used to daily habits of consumption of coffee, or red wine. Some adults may find trouble keeping their teeth as white as they used to, and approach us at Freedom Dental for advice on restoring the brightness of their smile.
But when it comes to the cosmetic dentistry options that we can provide, how do you know which treatment would suit you best? Assuming that you are the type of individual who otherwise enjoys good dental health, and keeps positive dental hygiene habits, it might help to consider the differences that present with two of our more popular forms of cosmetic dentistry: dental veneers, and teeth whitening. Both of these will produce a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your teeth and smile, but if you weren’t sure which would be best suited for you, read on to see what our dentists have to advise.
All Types of Dental Veneers to Improve More than Just the Colour of Your Teeth
The general idea behind cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth. This is typically understood as helping them find a brighter shade to discoloured teeth. However, dental veneers provide a slightly different option that presents the ability to correct the appearance of a person’s teeth, beyond just the shade of colour that they are in. Dental veneers come in a number of options, with common choices including:
- Porcelain Veneers,
- Composite Veneers, and
- Lumineers, which are a thinner version that can be long-lasting.
These are especially useful for consideration, when there’s more than just discolouration that’s affecting your smile. Some of our patients often enquire with us about getting veneers done, due to chipped or irregularly shaped teeth that cause imperfections to their smile. So apart from providing an improved colour appearance, dental veneers can improve the overall facade of a person’s smile in more ways than one.
In-Chair and Take Home Teeth Whitening to Provide a Noticeable Difference
Teeth whitening provides a convenient and effective form of treatment for patients whose primary concern with the appearance of their teeth has more to do with discolouration. Through attending a number of treatment sessions at our clinic, our dentists can provide a supervised in-chair teeth whitening treatment that rapidly produces visible results that are gentle on your enamel and do not involve the use of harmful chemicals that can strip away the health of your teeth. Similarly, we can also prescribe take home teeth whitening kits that produce a similar effect, with more convenience through allowing patients to perform these treatments in their own time.
Freedom Dental is Your Family Dentist that Can Help to Improve Your Smile
No matter your specific concerns about the appearance of your teeth, our dental team can provide a wealth of experience and knowledge to make appropriate and effective recommendations. Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening, or need to address more than just an issue with discoloured teeth, you are always welcome to call us for an obligation-free consultation at 03 9828 3888.