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Teeth Whitening vs Veneers

Teeth Whitening vs Veneers

When it comes to enhancing the look of your smile, there are many options! Two of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments are teeth whitening and veneers. Although both will result in a beautiful smile, there are many aspects to consider in choosing which is the right procedure for you. At Oral Health Associates, our Green Bay Dentists make sure that we go through all the options with our patients before we make an official recommendation. Don’t worry, we’ll always make the best recommendation according to the patient’s financial budget, what they’re looking to accomplish, and what’s best for their oral and overall health.

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The effects that people experience with teeth whitening treatments at a dental practice versus at-home treatments from kits purchased in a store are quite significant. Most people are unaware that kits purchased at the store do not contain clinical-grade whitening solutions and therefore only whiten the surface of your teeth. For this particular cosmetic dental practice at Oral Health Associates, we use our medical-grade teeth whitening substance that targets stains beneath the surface of your teeth enamel. This is how we ensure the brightest smiles! If you’re looking for a brighter smile and your teeth are healthy, we recommend opting for a whitening treatment in our office. In comparison to veneers, this would also be a more economical choice.

The Benefits of Veneers

A dental veneer is essentially a cap that goes over your tooth. We offer porcelain veneers that will not only give a natural and bright look, but will last up to 15 years(with good care) and are virtually stain-resistant! Because of the amount of alteration that is needed to receive a veneer, if a patient is merely looking for a whiter smile, but has a good and healthy set of teeth, we highly discourage this cosmetic dental procedure. In order to have veneers placed over your teeth much of your natural teeth will need to be shaved down. Veneers are recommended more for those who have cracked/chipped teeth, crooked teeth, or minor orthodontic issues. Additionally, this procedure is also costlier than teeth whitening, which is something to consider if you’re only looking to have a more radiant smile.

Schedule a Consultation with One of Our Expert Cosmetic Dentists Today!

Still unsure which procedure you should move forward with? No problem! Our knowledgeable team of specialists will be sure to answer any questions you have either over the phone at 920-462-8417 or through our online contact form. You can also schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists and speak with them one-on-one about what your choices are and what would be best for your oral health. We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Adam Koch, D.D.S.

About the Author

Dr. Adam Koch, D.D.S.

Dr. Adam Koch is proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a third-generation family dentist in Green Bay. He received his undergraduate from the University of Northern Iowa and earned his board certification and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Koch is also a member of the advisory board for the NWTC Dental Hygiene Program. View Dr. Koch full bio>>

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