Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic option for individuals who are looking to correct for stains or other aesthetic imperfections in their smile. However, a common question that patients will often raise is if porcelain veneers themselves can be whitened.
In this article, Dr. Amani Takher explores this question while also providing some tips to maintain your veneers. Make sure to contact his friendly staff in Vacaville, CA if you had any questions!
Can You Whiten Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened or brightened once they are painted on your teeth. The reason why is due to how they are fixated to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of a patient’s teeth using a cement material. This cement material ensures the durability of your veneers, allowing them to last for years if they are properly taken care of.
How can I Whiten My Teeth?
If patients are looking to whiten their teeth, it is recommended to first whiten your natural teeth using a teeth whitening regimen. Once your natural teeth are whitened to the color you desire, our dentist will replace your veneers to match your natural teeth color. This will ensure the veneers match your teeth exactly, and look bright white.
We also recommend to avoid foods that stain teeth such as dark colored liquids or tobacco. Veneers can stain easily, so it is recommended to be careful when eating or drinking.
Contact Peña Adobe Dental Care Today!
If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you.