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By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
July 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening   veneers  

Learn more about these cosmetic dentistry options to find out which one is right for your needs.

There are so many options out there when it comes to getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure that it can almost seem daunting. Let your veneers vs. teeth whiteningCamarillo dentist Dr. Charles Scholler take the guesswork out of these options. If you’ve been trying to figure out whether dental veneers or teeth whitening will give you the smile you crave, then it’s time you learned more about both of these treatment options.

Teeth Whitening

Through the use of strong bleaching agents, our Camarillo cosmetic dentist can get some smiles several shades whiter in less than one hour. Even though there are many do-it-yourself options out there, our in-office system is the most effective way to whiten your teeth.

While results are immediate, there are some things you should know before getting teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is only effective for certain stains. Most specifically, our system works the best for external stains caused by aging, foods and drinks, and even smoking. If you have internal stains caused by trauma, taking certain medications such as antibiotics or excessive fluoride use, then professional teeth whitening won’t be the best option.

Also, teeth whitening only whitens natural structures. So, if you want to whiten fillings, crowns or other dental restorations then you will need to talk to us about replacing them.

But if you are simply looking to wipe away external yellowing and stains, then teeth whitening could be the easiest approach.

Dental Veneers

If you are dealing with severe or internal discolorations, teeth whitening isn’t going to be the most effective option. Plus, whitening doesn’t last forever. Whether you are looking for a long-term solution to whiter teeth or you have stains that teeth whitening can’t treat, dental veneers might be the better alternative for your smile.

These thin porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your tooth using a dental resin and a special curing light to harden the resin in place. Because some tooth enamel must be shaved down prior to applying these customized veneers, this procedure is not reversible. But what you’ll get is a whiter, straighter and more attractive smile that you’ll enjoy for life.

Still not sure which cosmetic dentistry is right for you? That’s okay! Dr. Scholler would be happy to help you. Call our Camarillo dentist office and schedule your no-risk consultation today.