Tooth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


When you visit Dr. Frank for tooth whitening treatments, there are considerations that will need to be made to determine if that single procedure will be adequate to meet your needs. There are some stains, such as those caused by medications and mineralization in water that even our professional tooth whitening products may be insufficient to remove. For these stains, porcelain veneers may be a much more suitable option.

The best way to determine whether tooth whitening or porcelain veneers will best suit your needs is to speak with Dr. Frank DePaola in person. Please call 201-792-9400 today to schedule a consultation at our Hoboken cosmetic dentistry office.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells placed over the front of your natural teeth. Because dental porcelain looks and feels exactly like your natural tooth enamel, it is the ideal material for restorative and aesthetic dentistry solutions.

Porcelain veneers surpass tooth whitening in their ability to provide you with a brilliantly white smile because porcelain is naturally whiter than your tooth enamel. Porcelain can also be shaded to match your adjacent teeth in color if you choose to have only a few teeth treated.

In addition, porcelain veneers can address a variety of common cosmetic dental problems that tooth whitening cannot. Porcelain veneers can be used to greatly improve the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped, irregularly sized, or have a gap, and may be a better choice if you have one of these issues in addition to tooth staining.

Your smile is entirely unique. When you come to our office for tooth whitening, Dr. Frank will carefully examine the extent and cause of your staining to determine the ideal solution to achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you would like to learn more about the options available to brighten your smile, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Frank DePaola. We serve patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.