Can Teeth Whitening Work on Veneers?

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Tooth whitening is a great way to add instant sparkle and shine to your smile, but it is not a good choice for everyone. Most whitening experts advise against whitening if you have restorations in the front of your mouth where they can be seen. Because the peroxide bleaching solution cannot penetrate the porcelain, it will not lighten the color of the restoration. This can lead to a mottled effect, where some teeth may be whiter and some teeth may be darker.

If you are looking for a whiter smile with veneers, you may have a few options. First, you could have your teeth whitening before having the veneers applied. This can give you an overall gorgeous, glowing look. If you already have veneers, some types of whitening treatments can be applied to the backs of the teeth to eliminate the stains. In the end, you can replace the veneers if the staining is on the veneers. We can adjust the color of the veneers and the cement for optimal whitening results. Do not use abrasive whitening treatments, such as toothpastes, because these can etch and damage the glaze of the porcelain. This then dulls the veneers and can increase the risk of staining.

Veneers can transform your smile and give you a beautiful new look. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.


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