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Teeth Whitening Alternatives For a Brighter, Whiter Smile

If you aren’t happy with your teeth, then you probably aren’t sharing your smile with the world around you very often. Yellowed or discolored teeth can make us self-conscious, and that can affect our confidence, our personal relationships, and the first impressions that we make when meeting someone new. Thankfully, our Alexandria dental office offers two great teeth whitening methods:

While these are two great options, they might not be right for everyone. Factors like the condition of your teeth could mean that neither at-home nor in-office teeth whitening is an option. In these cases, our Alexandria dentist has other options that could be right for you.

Teeth Whitening Alternatives

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves bonding a composite resin to the surface of the natural tooth. A skilled dentist can sculpt the resin to look like a real tooth, making it virtually impossible for anyone to tell that you’ve had work done to your teeth. This will cover up the front of the tooth and provide it with a new appearance.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain overlays which are bonded to the tooth. The porcelain material is great for giving the appearance of natural teeth and can be used to hide discoloration or other cosmetic issues. The veneers are strong enough to work like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, drink, and speak just as you normally would do.


Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers but are instead made of a ceramic material. Lumineers are made in a lab outside of the dental clinic. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the Lumineers lab where they’ll make a veneer that perfectly fits over your teeth. Our dentist then bonds the veneer to your natural teeth for total stability and comfort.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a good solution if you find that you need both cosmetic and restorative work done to your teeth. Crowns cover the entire teeth, not just the front or sides, so they are used when there has been damage done to more than just the front of the tooth. When this cap is put in place then the functionality, as well as the look of the tooth, is restored. They can help you keep your natural teeth for longer, too.

Find the Teeth Whitening Option That’s Right for You

So which of these teeth whitening options is right for you? Make an appointment with our Alexandria cosmetic dentist today to find the solution that’s best for you.

If you’re ready for whiter, brighter teeth, then it’s time to make an appointment with Mojgan Mazhari, DDS. You can do so by giving our office a call or contacting us through our website. A member of our scheduling team will work with you to find an appointment that fits into your busy schedule.