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Is It Possible to Whiten Dental Veneers or Crowns?
May 19, 2017  |  Dental Crown

Is It Possible to Whiten Dental Veneers or Crowns?

Dental veneers are customized shell-like covers that are fastened to the front of your teeth to give you that perfect, movie star smile. They give your teeth the makeover they deserve, transforming their size, length, shape and color.

Veneers come in two varieties.

porcelain or resin veneers that are made out of a mixture of glass and plastic.

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In order to whiten your  teeth, there are three options the dentist usually offers.

Bleaching your teeth using bleach or similar products, or enhancing your teeth using composite resin.

Last but not least,  the far superior  porcelain veneers that are stronger and a lot more resilient than your average resin crown or filling.



It all depends on the condition of your teeth. Are they chipped or worn down from years of eating and crunching on hard candy and sweets for example? Do they have an irregular shape that you wish to mask with a million dollar smile veneer?

If the answer is yes and you ended up getting those coveted veneers, then the advantages are plenty. Veneers will provide your teeth with a natural look that can last up to seven to fifteen years.

All you have to do is keep up a healthy routine of brushing and flossing your teeth and of course,  going for regular dentist checkups.

It is not possible to whiten your porcelain veneers, but they are stain resistant anyway, so you do not have to worry about them losing their brightness. If you are wondering why they cannot be whitened, it’s because veneers are basically impenetrable thin shells.

Teeth whitening products will not be able to change their color. They are designed to whiten your natural teeth and their enamel.

The only way to whiten your veneers is to trade them in for newer ones with the lighter shade you desire. What you can do as another option is to undergo a whitening procedure before getting your  porcelain veneers done.

This will give your teeth the desired pearly white shade that you want and enhance the appearance of your new porcelain veneers as well.

Whitening your teeth in general can be done as an in-office treatment or you can do it at your own leisure, in the comfort of your home.

Whitening your teeth at the clinic is a much preferred option since stronger chemical products are used to rid your teeth of stains while shielding your tooth enamel from any damage.

You can have teeth that are ten shades brighter in just an hour. Tooth whitening, however, can only last for one or more years, depending of how often you brush and floss your teeth.

In terms of cost and efficiency, veneers may seem expensive at first, but they last longer, that is why they are popular among Hollywood celebrities.

Veneers that are resistant to coffee stains and other dark, unwanted discolorations that result from smoking or drinking soda will save you much time in the long run.

Choose the right option for you and your pearly whites, whether it’s bleaching, veneers or composite resin crowns. The choice is yours to make.

Visit our office for a free consultation. We can provide you with a complete SMILE MAKEOVER which includes the Affordable Dentist Near Me Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment and all your specific cosmetic needs.