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Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers

teeth whitening vs. veneers prince dental group dentist in midway utah dr. david prince dds

When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, there is a wide range available. Cosmetic dentistry is a dental specialty focused on enhancing the appearance of your smile. The two most popular treatments at Prince Dental Group are professional teeth whitening and veneers. Although both of these treatments can enhance your smile, the treatments are different and can benefit you in different ways! Please continue reading to further understand the two procedures and what benefits they offer.

Teeth Whitening 

Professional teeth whitening is the most common treatment thanks to its fast, affordable, and an easy treatment process. Many patients turn to over-the-counter whitening products, but only teeth whitening treatments performed by a dental professional can provide dramatic, lasting results. Your smile can become 5-10 shades brighter in just one visit with our high-quality professional whitening treatment. 

There are 2 ways that you can undergo a whitening treatment: at-home whitening trays or an in-office treatment using Zoom whitening. 


Whitening at home gives you the convenience and ability to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home when it is most convenient for you. We fabricate personalized teeth whitening trays that can be worn with small amounts of bleach according to your dentist’s instructions. Through at-home whitening, the brightness of your smile can significantly improve in as little as a few treatments.. 


Phillips Zoom whitening brightens your smile using light-activated whitening gel and a chairside LED accelerator. In only 90 minutes the stains on your teeth will be broken down and removed. 

Almost every patient can benefit from teeth whitening. Ask our professionals about which type of whitening would be best for you. 


Porcelain veneers are highly versatile, thin shells made out of porcelain that are adhered to the front side of all visible teeth. Veneers can change multiple characteristics of your smile at once. Veneers can correct the following features: 

  • Crooked teeth 
  • Unwanted gaps 
  • Naturally uneven teeth 
  • Yellowing and discoloration 
  • Minor chips and breaks 

Veneers are a great option for patients that are looking for a complete smile makeover. 

The entire veneer treatment consists of only 2 appointments in our office. At the first appointment, your teeth will be prepared to receive the veneers by removing a thin layer of the enamel. An oral scan or a dental impression will then be taken of your teeth and sent to the dental laboratory to make your custom veneers. Then, before you leave, temporary veneers will be placed to protect your teeth. 

At the last appointment, porcelain veneers will be checked for fit and then cemented onto your teeth. Although veneers are an excellent option to enhance your smile, they are unfortunately not permanent. If taken care of properly, dental veneers will last decades. 

Contact Prince Dental Group 

Please give our office in Midway, Utah, a call if you are considering enhancing your smile with a cosmetic dental procedure.

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