Teeth Whitening or Veneers?
A Laurence Palmer DDS, we can help you achieve a brighter smile. We offer two different cosmetic procedures that will enhance your smile with our state-of-the-art technology. Patients at Laurence Palmer DDS can choose from teeth whitening and dental veneers. Below we compare and contrast both of these excellent cosmetic dental options.
A brighter smile can begin with teeth whitening from Laurence Palmer DDS. Teeth with Dr. Palmer uses a professional-grade bleach to whiten and brighten your smile. Although you can whiten your teeth with over-the-counter solutions, we recommend using a dentist-supervised approach. Below are a few advantages of professional teeth whitening.
One advantage of professional teeth whitening is that Dr. Palmer will examine the health of your teeth before beginning the procedure. This is important because you recommend repairing broken, cracked, or decayed teeth with restorative dentistry before undergoing teeth whitening.
Effective Treatment Outcomes.
Professional teeth whitening offers more effective treatment outcomes than over-the-counter teeth whitening. This is because Dr. Palmer will examine your teeth and determine the best teeth whitening solution. This includes choosing a stronger strength.
At Laurence Palmer DDS, we offer at-home teeth whitening solutions. This means that we will create professional-grade custom teeth whitening trays for you in the office. We understand that teeth are unique and sometimes require specialized trays to meet our patient’s needs. However, you can also choose Opalescence Go whitening trays. These prefilled, flexible whitening trays are powerful and effective. Once you get your trays, you will go home and wear them for a set period of time, depending on your treatment goals. Whether you choose custom trays for a more precise teeth whitening experience or Opalescence Go, you will achieve a dazzling white smile.
Another smile enhancement option we offer to patients in the Ogden, Utah area is dental veneers. Below are a few advantages of dental veneers.
More Than Just Whitening.
Not only can dental veneers whiten your teeth, but they can also straighten and enlarge your smile. Dental veneers are also offered to patients that have chipped or broken teeth. Dental veneers work by adding a porcelain shell to the outside of your front bottom and top teeth. Dr. Palmer can make this shell as big as you would like, he can change the shade of the shell, and he can arrange the shells so your teeth appear straighter.
For teeth whitening, dental veneers are a quicker solution. With two stops at Laurence Palmer DDS, you can have a whiter and brighter smile. At your first appointment with Dr. Palmer, you will take an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a lab where they will create the dental veneers. Once the dental veneers arrive at Laurence Palmer DDS, Dr. Palmer will schedule another appointment with you. At this appointment, the fitting will begin. Dr. Palmer will place the veneers on your teeth using a bonding material. Then, he will shape the teeth to your liking.
Stain Resistant Material.
Dental veneers are made of porcelain material. The material makes the veneer stain-resistant and durable. With teeth whitening, the outer surface of the tooth is bleached. However, this does not ensure the tooth will stay white. There is a protective layer over the tooth with dental veneers, reducing the chance the tooth will become discolored.
Porcelain dental veneers can last up to twenty years in some cases. Teeth whitening usually lasts between a few months to a year. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your veneers healthy and ensure they last as long as possible. This means brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash twice a day. Additionally, we recommend that all patients visit Dr. Palmer and his team every six months for a dental cleaning and exam.
Choosing between dental veneers and teeth whitening can be a hard choice. Both are great options that will make your smile beautiful for more information on dental veneers or teeth whitening, call our office. We look forward to hearing from you.