Tooth Whitening and Dental Veneers
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: February 10, 2010
Tooth whitening and porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry procedures which have been gaining popularity as methods to correct an imperfect smile. Both can be used to help with discoloration or staining of teeth, but it is important to consult with your cosmetic dentist so you can choose the right option for your needs.
Porcelain veneers use a thin piece of custom-shaped ceramic to give new front surfaces to front teeth. They are bonded to your teeth, completely covering any imperfections. Besides covering stains that cannot be removed by tooth whitening, they can correct slight crookedness, mismatched tooth sizes, gaps, and chips, all in the same procedure. They are a more comprehensive treatment than tooth whitening.
Tooth whitening is easier and quicker, being done in one visit instead of two. If your teeth are straight and well-matched, veneers would not be necessary, and to brighten your smile, you could have an in-office tooth whitening treatment or use a take-home kit with customized trays.
Dr. Fialka-Eshenko will have those trays made for you so that the whitening gel will not leak out, as it does from store-bought whitening kit trays. Your trays will fit snugly and apply the whitening gel evenly for best results.
If you are interested in dental veneers or tooth whitening to help with your smile, please contact our cosmetic dentistry office in Edmonton to set up a consultation.