Porcelain Veneers or Tooth Whitening?

Which is more suited to your needs, veneers or tooth whitening?

Both porcelain veneers and tooth whitening are effective ways to whiten your teeth, but which one is the right one for you?

At Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you improve the aesthetics of your smile. Our range of cosmetic dentistry treatments are:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Smile makeovers
  • White fillings

White fillings are composite fillings that have replaced traditional amalgam fillings. White fillings are safer and healthier than traditional amalgam fillings.

A smile makeover is where we combine a number of treatments such as veneers, tooth whitening and dental implants to give you a rejuvenated smile.

…So Which is better? Veneers or Tooth Whitening?

It isn’t about which one is better. Your cosmetic dental treatment is about what is best for you. For some patients it’ll be enough to have an in-office tooth whitening treatment to whiten and refresh their smile.

While other patients may need veneers to accomplish the look they are after. Which is what cosmetic dentistry is about. It should be about getting the treatment you want to look good and feel good.

When you visit Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney, you discuss with one of our skilled dentists about which treatment would be best for you.

ZOOM! Tooth Whitening treatment available at Ironside Advanced Dental…

Looking for a fast tooth whitening treatment?

At Ironside Advanced Dental we offer ZOOM! Tooth Whitening treatment, an advanced tooth whitening treatment, ZOOM! Tooth whitening can whiten your teeth up to ten shades in just one appointment.

The treatment involves a special gel placed on your teeth and then activated with a light. During the procedure the soft tissue (i.e. gums and lips) are protected so that only your teeth are exposed to the treatment.

What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for Your Smile…

Not only do porcelain veneers whiten your teeth, they also conceal any dental flaws. Whether your teeth are:

  • Discoloured
  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Broken
  • Gummy

Porcelain veneers are a great way to enhance your smile.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are expertly crafted to your individual needs. Once you and an Ironside Advanced Dental dentist are happy with the shape and placement of the veneer it is then bonded to the front of the affected tooth.

This treatment process takes two appointments. At your first appointment your tooth is prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. Once that is done an impression is taken of your tooth so that the veneer can be digitally reconstructed.

Your second appointment is when the veneer is fitted over the teeth and permanently bonded to the tooth. Once it has been bonded to the tooth it is contoured and polished.

With the appropriate oral hygiene routine your porcelain veneers should last up to ten years.

The Difference between Tooth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers in a Nutshell…

If you are looking to just whiten your teeth, then our fast and effective tooth whitening treatment option is probably the best for you.

However, if you are after enhancing the aesthetics of smile beyond tooth whitening than veneers are probably what you are after.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Ironside Advanced Dentistry…

If you are looking for the best in cosmetic dentistry then visit the prosthodontists at Ironside Advanced Dentistry. Using only the latest technologies and techniques we aim to provide our patients the best care and treatment with maximum comfort.

For more information on Ironside Advanced Dental’s cosmetic treatments, or to book an appointment at our Sydney practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.