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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

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Dr. Edward Romano offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey that can revitalize the appearance of your smile. During the consultation process, our dentists walk you through the benefits of some of our most popular procedures to help you make a well-informed decision about which procedure is best-suited for your needs. Stains and discoloration, common cosmetic concerns among our patients, can be effectively treated with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers—but which treatment can achieve your personal goals?

Teeth whitening is often considered the fastest way to rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. In-office laser whitening can be performed in just one hour, optimizing your time and removing stains in a single day. At-home professional grade whitening kits offer the ultimate convenience, as you can wear custom-made trays in the privacy of your own home. Patients who wear their whitening trays overnight frequently achieve good results in one to two weeks. Teeth whitening can be an ideal solution for patients with surface stains as their major cosmetic concern.

While teeth whitening procedures can often be faster and more cost-effective than porcelain veneers, the fact is that porcelain veneers offer many unique benefits, particularly for patients who have more severe stains and discoloration on their teeth that cannot be fully remedied by teeth whitening alone. Since porcelain veneers are designed to cover stains and other dental imperfections, this cosmetic treatment is better able to conceal deep-set discoloration and/or teeth that are exhibiting other concerns, such as cracks or chips. Porcelain veneers can be ideal for patients who wish to address a variety of cosmetic concerns simultaneously with a single treatment.

For more information about teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us today.

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