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Do you wish your teeth were a bit whiter? Thankfully, there are a few different dental procedures you can undergo that will help you achieve a much whiter smile. For instance, most dentists these days will offer their clients porcelain veneers or a standard teeth whitening procedure. Each of these two options have their own sets of pros and cons, so it’s important that you consider them carefully to decide which is the best option for you and your teeth.

Here’s a quick rundown of the main differences between veneer dental implants and teeth whitening.

Consider The Discoloring

First of all, it’s important to consider just how discolored your teeth currently are. If they aren’t too bad, then the bleach used in teeth whitening should be able to cover up the stains. However, teeth that are particularly badly discolored could be resistant to teeth whitening procedures. That’s why a lot of clients usually opt for veneers - they know that the dental implants will successfully whiten their teeth so they won’t be wasting money on a procedure that might not work.

Longevity

You should also consider which of these procedures will last the longest as well. The bleach that is used in teeth whitening will wear off over time and you will have to keep on attending appointments to have it topped up. If you don’t, the stains and discoloring will slowly come back. On the other hand, veneers last a lot longer. Most dental implants can last for up to 15 years, in fact. So, if you want to just go through with one procedure and then forget about your teeth for a while, it’s best to opt for the porcelain veneers.

Correcting Other Dental Issues

Quite a few clients who see their dentist about teeth whitening don’t just want to make their teeth whiter. They may also have some other issues that they would like correcting. For example, they might have a chipped tooth or might want to cover up a crack. Unfortunately, if you go for the teeth whitening procedure, this will only whiten the teeth. If you do want other cosmetic issues dealt with, then it is best to choose the porcelain veneers. When the dental implants are placed over the teeth, they will successfully hide any irregular features.

The Cost

Of course, the cost of these treatments might be something that many people base their decision on. Even though porcelain veneers can work out a lot more expensive than standard teeth whitening, quite a few clients see veneers as a solid investment. Even it does mean that they have to pay more initially, they feel that they are getting more for their money as they don’t have to return for repeat appointments and the results last for 15 years.

There’s certainly a lot to think about when you decide to get white teeth. Looking at all of the above, it does appear that porcelain veneers are the best way to go for most clients as they really can help you achieve the perfect smile!

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