Two of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments are teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers. Both can help you achieve a brighter smile; however, these procedures differ in most other ways. Dr. Arash Azarbal, our skilled dentist, can determine which technique best suits your needs and goals during an initial consultation. He will consider the degree of staining and whether cracks, gaps, and chips are a concern, as well as other factors. If dental discoloration is mild and your smile is otherwise as desired, bleaching may be sufficient to achieve your goals.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers may be the better option if a more comprehensive smile makeover is desired. If there is deep staining and/or chips, spaces between the teeth, and other cosmetic issues, dental veneers can be used to improve the color, shape, and size of the teeth. Furthermore, this approach can help to harmonize the smile with other facial features. While both techniques can give you brighter, whiter teeth, porcelain veneers go beyond whitening and also address many other cosmetic concerns associated with smile design.