If you’re looking to transform the appearance of your teeth then you’ve likely looked into the available treatments. Two of the most effective treatments for improving the appearance of teeth are teeth whitening and veneers. Each treatment has its benefits and which you opt for will depend largely on the condition of your teeth currently.

Teeth whitening

Below are some of the biggest advantages of teeth whitening –

  • Affordable –
    Teeth whitening is a very affordable treatment, meaning you can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth without breaking the bank. Home teeth whitening kits are available but it’s recommended that you get teeth whitening done professionally to be safe and for the best results.
  • Suitable if you’re happy with the shape of your teeth –
    If staining/discoloration is the only issue with your teeth then teeth whitening could be the perfect treatment. Many people who opt for other treatments, such as veneers, are unhappy with several aspects of their teeth. If staining is the only issue then there’s no need to get more comprehensive treatment.


  • Can be used to correct almost all cosmetic issues –
    Veneers are able to correct almost any cosmetic issue with your teeth, from severe staining and discoloration to gaps and cracks. Depending on the severity of the issues, some work may be required before they’re applied but overall, veneers are an excellent option if you want to completely transform the appearance of your teeth.
  • Different options available –
    There are two main types of veneers you can get – porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are the more expensive of the two and are a long-lasting, stain-resistant treatment. Porcelain veneers require some preparation work before they’re applied and must be made specially at a lab for each patient. Composite veneers are the other option and although they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers, they are much cheaper and can usually be applied in one visit.

Book an appointment

If you’re still not sure which treatment is best for you then don’t worry. Most people don’t make a commitment until they’ve discussed things with their dentist.

Get in touch now to book an appointment with Dr Back.