Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

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If a dull smile is getting you down, we’ve got good news for you: you’ve got options. At our office, we offer two of the most popular ways to refresh a yellow smile--porcelain veneers and professional whitening. In this post, we’re going to explore the difference between these two dental procedures. 

Professional Whitening

Professional Whitening is a safe, effective way to achieve a sparkling smile. And it’s painless and affordable, too! Here at Atlantic Dental Dental Partners, we offer ZOOM!® Laser Teeth Whitening, a top-notch technology that demonstrates visible results. Visit our website to learn more about ZOOM!®. 

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, but strong, porcelain shells that are custom made to fit over the tooth. They are bonded to the tooth, creating a brand new, flawless surface. Veneers give you the opportunity to achieve a brighter, whiter smile, but they can address other issues too. Many patients choose veneers to fix spaces or gaps, a crooked or misaligned smile, or broken or cracked teeth. You can learn more of the details about veneers by visiting our website

Key Differences

  • Longevity. Whitening, while effective, is a temporary result. You can work to keep your newly refreshed teeth sparkling, but there’s always a chance that they’ll yellow again, depending on factors like diet and medications. Porcelain veneers are a permanent solution. Once you get veneers there’s no going back. However, that’s a good thing--they are super durable and they won’t stain. 

  • Cost. Although both options are an investment, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than professional whitening. 

  • Procedure. Whitening is a much less invasive procedure. With veneers, a layer of the enamel must be removed before bonding the veneers to each tooth. 

We’re Here to Help You Choose

Ready to spiff up that smile? Give us a call to set up a consultation and we’ll help you choose the solution that’s best for you.



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