Teeth Whitening Vs. Veneers

Here at Prevention Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a bright, straight smile that gives them confidence. With many different cosmetic and restorative options available, it can be difficult to know what will work best for you. We have outlined the pros and cons of both teeth whitening vs. veneers. We offer both procedures at our Boise, Idaho, dental office and want to let each patient know they can qualify for each. 


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. It has the ability to alter the appearance of your smile in just one hour. If you are already satisfied and enjoy the appearance of the alignment of your teeth, teeth whitening can make your straight smile even brighter. We offer professional teeth whitening that can drastically enhance your smile. 

The different foods and drinks we consume contain many artificial ingredients and dyes. This can stain our teeth over time, leaving them discolored and unattractive. The whitening bleach we use in our teeth whitening is powerful and works deep into the enamel. The results are permanent, and the procedure is non-invasive. 

Teeth whitening will only work on your natural teeth. This means that if you have dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures, the whitening gel will not brighten these materials. If you want to brighten these instruments, you will need to speak to your dentist. The dentist will consult with you before you whiten your teeth, meaning the entire treatment is customizable. 



Veneers are extremely popular due to their ability to brighten and change the shape of your teeth. They can fix your alignment and give you a brand new smile without going through multiple surgeries. They are thin pieces of porcelain that act as a shell for your teeth. They are made to match your tooth anatomy and cemented onto the surface of your teeth. Veneers can change many aspects of your teeth, including: 

  • Misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Uneven Tooth Lengths
  • Stains or Discoloration 

If you want to change these characteristics, please let us know! Veneers are the right decision for you! 


Both teeth whitening and dental veneers can change and enhance your smile, leaving you more confident. Each has its pros and cons, and depending on your situation will depend on what the dentist recommends. Come into our dental office in Boise, Idaho, today to see what Prevention Dental has to offer you.