Teeth Whitening VS Veneers – What’s right for you?

In this post we will discuss the differences of Teeth Whitening VS Veneers, keep reading!

There are lots of reasons people have yellow or dark teeth. Your genes define your teeth’ color, size, and shape. Red wine, coffee, and tea can take your teeth down a few shades. Certain medicines permanently stain your teeth, especially when you’re young and don’t even ask about tobacco, all can negatively affect the appearance of your teeth, but there is a simple and affordable way that you can achieve a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening treatments can effectively and safely remove surface stains and discolouration from your teeth.

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What is Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening treatment effectively uses a bleaching agent to the porous enamel outer layer of your teeth and eliminates stains that are embedded there.

During a Whitening treatment, Lumina's dentist will first professionally clean your teeth to remove built-up plaque and tartar, then apply a protective shield to the gums and spread a thin layer of bleaching gel across the teeth. After applying the bleaching gel, our dentist will place a UV lamp in front of your mouth. This lamp is specially configured to activate the gel using a special UV wavelength. The entire process takes around 15 minutes. In some cases, your teeth can be up to eight shades lighter in less than an hour!

Though professional whitening treatments can last for years, your teeth will only stay pearly white if you care for them. If you continue to drink dark or acidic beverages like coffee or red wine because your tooth enamel is porous your teeth are going to stain more quickly. To prolong your teeth whitening treatment, avoid dark beverages and sugary foods, and ensure that you have a good oral health routine that involves brushing and flossing twice daily, as well as regular check-ups.

Have you been wondering if you should whiten your teeth or not?

Have you always wanted the perfect pearly Hollywood smile but you are not sure which one to choose?

Are you wondering about the effects of teeth whitening vs veneers?

Teeth Whitening VS Veneers

When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, there are a variety of options. Two of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, however, are teeth whitening and veneers. While both treatments are effective at improving the look of your smile, they accomplish this in different ways. This ultimately means that there are certain cases where one treatment may offer more benefits than the other.

Dental veneers are like a face-lift for your teeth. They can close gaps, make different length teeth line up straight, and turn stained and flat-out discolored teeth pearly white.

Veneers are custom-crafted covers for your teeth made of porcelain or Ceramic. Veneers are permanently cemented to your teeth, but they don’t require reshaping your teeth as crowns do.

Once you’re cleared for veneers, our dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel the thickness of your veneers—about 1/2 of a millimeter—from the surface of the teeth you are covering. Then, we'll take an impression of your mouth and send it to one of our labs, where technicians will craft custom veneers just for you.

There are two types of Veneers as follow


For patients who want to create a smile that looks whiter and straighter, porcelain veneers can help. This procedure is one of the leading cosmetic dental treatments in part because of the results and because treatment can be completed in two convenient appointments.

Your treatment begins with a consultation during which our dentist assess your needs and design veneers to complement your smile and overall appearance. The next step is for us to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth so veneers lay flat when they’re placed. Then, we affix a set of temporary veneers to your teeth to protect them until your permanent veneers are ready.

Once our lab has finished crafting your veneers, you return to Lumina Dental Clinic to have your temporaries removed and your permanent veneers placed. When we’re finished with your veneer procedure, you can leave Lumina Dental Clinic with a stunning, confident smile.


Composite veneers have a number of advantages over porcelain, chief among which is cost. On average, porcelain veneers are twice as expensive as composites.

Another advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is the fact that composites can typically be fabricated while you wait, making it a same-day treatment. Direct composite veneers (also referred to as composite bonding) are actually sculpted on your teeth rather than in an offsite lab. The tooth-shaded resin is applied to teeth directly (hence the name) where it can be shaped and sculpted by the dentist. The shaped resin is hardened using a high-intensity light, after which additional layers of resin can be applied and sculpted as needed to elicit the desired aesthetic outcome. Once finished, the resin must be polished in order to elicit a more natural, tooth-like appearance. The composite procedure, therefore, tends to be much less invasive and noticeably quicker than porcelain.

Arguably the biggest advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is reversibility. Porcelain requires reshaping of your natural teeth in order to fit the veneer. When it comes to composites, minimal prep work is required on your natural teeth, meaning that they are not permanently altered to such an extent that the composite material cannot be removed and replaced as needed.

At the end of the day, the only way to determine whether a Teeth Whitening or veneers solution is right for you is to speak with our dentist about your aesthetic goals and to weigh your personal considerations. In other words, what is most important to you? If you’re looking for the most cost-effective solution, then a teeth whitening or composite veneers treatment plan will probably be a good fit. However, if you have a severe aesthetic concern, or you’re looking for the most natural and durable treatment solution (and the cost is not a consideration), then porcelain veneers will give you a fantastic result.

Regardless of which material you opt for in the end, you can rest assured that teeth whitening and Veneers offer fantastic smile enhancement.

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