Can Veneers Be Whitened?

August 30, 2022 6:15 pm Published by

Dental veneers can seem a little bit like magic with how dramatically they can transform a smile! These are super-thin porcelain coverings attached to the front of your teeth. They are a versatile cosmetic enhancement that can hide chips, reshape an uneven smile, close small gaps, and whiten teeth.

Since our teeth vary in shades over time due to what we eat and how we take care of them, you may wonder whether veneers might need a boost of brightness every now and then too. Here’s what you should know:

Whitening Your Teeth & Dental Veneers

Normal teeth whitening treatments aren’t necessary for dental veneers due to the impervious, stain-resistant material that they’re made out of. If you have veneers on only some of your teeth, it’s still possible for you to get whitening treatment for your other natural teeth to make your entire smile more uniform.

Other Options for Whitening Veneers

Veneers can become discolored if you drink excessive amounts of red wine, coffee, and tea, or use tobacco products. Old veneers or those made with composite material instead of porcelain are also more susceptible to discoloration. Depending on what kind of discoloration you’re dealing with on your veneers, it’s possible that a thorough professional dental cleaning can remove some of those stains, making your veneers appear whiter again. For severe discoloration, however, it is often better to replace the veneer entirely with one of your desired shade.

If you’re thinking about getting veneers, teeth whitening, or another cosmetic procedure, please contact our team at Ballston Dental Care to schedule your cosmetic consultation. It brings us so much joy seeing how life-changing a new and improved smile can be! We’d love to answer your questions and help you choose the right cosmetic treatment for your smile that can improve your confidence and quality of life.

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