Whitening vs. Veneers: Which Option is Right for Me?

Mooresville NC Cosmetic Dental Treatments

If you’re thinking of doing something to enhance the way your teeth look, two of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments to consider are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

Whitening is a Great Place to Start

Lightening the color of your teeth is a great way to make your smile look younger. Professional whitening safely lifts deep stains that have accumulated over time, leaving brighter enamel behind. Even if your teeth are naturally darker and always have been, this treatment can help them to look whiter.

For some people, teeth whitening is all they need to have the “smile of their dreams.” It’s amazing what lightening your enamel several shades can do. With a professional treatment, you’ll get faster and better results compared to weaker solutions sold over the counter at the drugstore.

Veneers: A Dramatic Solution

Yes, veneers can instantly make your smile look whiter, but they’re also meant to mask other aesthetic flaws. If your teeth are uneven, slightly crowded, or chipped here and there, veneers cover the visible surfaces so that all anyone else sees is a straight, white, beautiful smile. Depending on how many veneers you need, we typically recommend that our patients whiten their teeth prior to treatment, so that adjacent teeth can match their new veneers.

The great thing about getting a smile makeover at Curtis Family Dentistry is that our Mooresville dentist will customize your treatment plan to fit your unique situation. Whether it’s just a couple of problematic teeth or working with your particular budget, we have options to help. Call us today to schedule a consultation!

Posted on behalf of Curtis Family Dentistry

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