Will teeth whitening damage veneers?

Teeth whitening - does it damage veneers?

Veneers are a very popular form of cosmetic dentistry, designed to refresh your smile and restore any damage or decayed teeth. Moreover, they can be used to help brighten your smile and provide your mouth with a new and clean aesthetic. However, having had veneers fitted some patients are keen to maintain the ‘whiteness’ achieved and seek to use teeth whitening to upkeep the porcelain veneers’ look.

Depending on your veneers, they could become discoloured or stained. For example, if you have porcelain veneers, these will avoid most staining, yet compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. resin can be discoloured by excessive amounts of drinks such as coffee or tea. Smoking can also contribute to the staining of these veneers.

Unfortunately, veneers don’t react well to home whitening kits and we recommend against using such options. You would be spending good money on a teeth whitening kit which wouldn’t restore colour to your veener. Instead, if staining does occur you should reach out to your dentists and they will be able to provide you with details of how to clean your veneers.

They may suggest professional cleaning to remove surface stains or equally if they are incredibly stained then you may be required to replace the veneers. Most importantly, try to avoid any staining by having a healthy and sensible diet. That involves not excessively consuming drinks or foods that may stain your veneers and ensure that you have a good oral hygiene routine. Treat them as you would treat your enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. teeth and make sure you brush and floss daily.

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