Dental veneers can help fix a wide range of cosmetic problems and give you the beautiful, Hollywood-like smile you've always wanted. However, veneers don't last forever and over time you may start noticing stains or discoloration on them. If that's the case, can you whiten your veneers to maintain your beautiful smile for longer?
Porcelain dental veneers in Windsor are more resistant to staining than your natural teeth. That said, they can still get discolored over time due to several reasons:
Unfortunately, neither professional nor at-home whitening treatments don't work on veneers. Unlike your natural teeth, dental veneers are not porous, which means that the bleaching agent in whitening treatment can't penetrate the surface of the veneers.
However, you may be able to remove some surface stains with professional dental cleanings.
But, if your veneers are too discolored or severely stained, your dentist will probably recommend that you replace them with new ones.
As we said, veneers don't stain very easily. Even so, you can take a few preventive steps to make sure that your veneers will stay bright for many years to come.
You may be a bit disappointed to learn that you can't whiten your veneers. But, try to look at the bright side. If your veneers only have some surface stains, you can probably remove them with professional cleaning. And, if your veneers are severely discolored, then this is an opportunity to remove them, whiten your natural teeth, and then get a new set of brighter veneers.
Visit us at Water Valley Dental so we can have a look at your veneers and determine what you should do next.
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