multiple-smiles-1024x1024While most individuals look to tooth whitening as a way to drastically improve the cosmetic appearance of their smiles, there are a couple other alternatives to this method. Not everyone is a perfect candidate for whitening. In fact, if you have fillings, crowns, caps, or bonding done in your front teeth, the bleach will simply not work in those areas. That being said, here are some other ways in which you may opt to do if whitening isn’t your best option.


Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain shell in which are glued to the front of your teeth. They are for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, or misshapen. Veneers are difficult to stain and are made out of a very durable material. This makes them popular for individuals seeking a perfect smile.


Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps, and reshape or recolor your smile. Many individuals choose bonding over silver fillings because it looks more natural. The main disadvantage of bonding is that they cost way more per tooth than silver fillings do.

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