Can Veneers Be Whitened?

Dental veneers are thin caps placed on the surface of the tooth to enhance the aspect of your smile. They can help fix minor cosmetic issues, such as teeth that are stained, discolored, chipped, or gapped. 

Dental veneers are usually made out of porcelain because this material is more resistant to stain, has a more natural look, and is also more durable. 

Another material used to make dental veneers is composite resin. These types of dental veneers can stain depending on the foods you eat or the drink you have such as coffee or wine. 

Can You Whiten Dental Veneers?

In the event your dental veneers get stained, you might wonder if they can be whitened, and even be tempted to try an at-home whitening kit. 

Doing that is not advisable as dental veneers have a different composition compared to natural teeth. If your veneers do get stained, the best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. 

Especially in the case of composite resin, these types of veneers do not respond well to whitening. 

If you have composite resin veneers and they get stained, you can improve their appearance with the help of a professional that can remove the stains from the surface of the veneer. 

Your dentist can give you tips on how to take care of your veneers at home and keep them as stain-free as possible. 

Tips to Care and Maintain Your Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very easy to take care of. All you have to do is brush, floss, and rinse just as you would with your natural teeth.

Remember that you can still get cavities on your natural tooth under the veneer, or you can get gum disease if you do not care for your daily oral health. 

  • Try to limit the intake of foods and beverages that can stain your veneers;
  • Brush your teeth after having coffee, curry, balsamic vinegar, etc.
  • Do not use your teeth as tools; 
  • Eat foods that are not very hard or sticky and be careful if you do so;
  • Go to regular check-ups so that your dentist can examine the state of your oral health and veneers;

If you decide to get dental veneers, talk to your dentist about how to take care of them so that you can enjoy the beautiful smile you want to have. 

Dental veneers look very natural, and they can restore a person’s confidence as they can smile without any problems

Make the most of them and enjoy them for as long as possible.

Interested in Veneers? We Can Help

If you are considering veneers, then Coronado Dental Associates is here to help you. We are a family dentistry practice and we treat every patient as part of our family. 

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