While there are other cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile, they do not provide the same quality results as veneers. If you are primarily concerned with stubborn stains, teeth whitening may be able to temporarily boost your confidence in your smile. However, any other imperfections will still be visible. Dental bonding is also a popular alternative to veneers because it can cover the entire tooth. For this procedure, a composite resin is used. However, it does not provide the same realistic effects as dental-grade porcelain and is more prone to staining.
For these reasons, the treatments are usually recommended as short-term solutions which will later be upgraded. For a long-lasting lifelike smile enhancement, Dr. Porter highly recommends porcelain veneers. The only way to truly determine the best solution for your needs is a consultation at our office.