Can You Whiten Veneers?

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Veneers will dramatically change and improve your smile. Naturally, you want this Hollywood-perfect smile to last for as long as possible. While veneers have quite a long lifespan and can last up to 20 years with the right care, they are not indestructible. That means that over time, they may change their color or even get a bit stained.

Or maybe you have a different problem. Maybe your veneers are still in great condition, but your natural teeth are getting a bit yellowish and the discrepancy is bothering you.

So, what can you do about it? Can you whiten veneers?

Why Are My Veneers Changing Their Color?

Veneers are quite sturdy and stain resistant. In fact, the material they are made of doesn't stain as easily as your natural teeth. That said, veneers can become discolored over time for various reasons.

For example, prolonged exposure to staining beverages, such as coffee, black tea, or red wine can affect the color of your veneers.

Your age can also have a say in the appearance of your veneers. As we age, the gums tend to recede, exposing more of the natural tooth's root. If you have veneers, then you may start noticing some very faint brown lines where the veneers are bonded to the natural tooth.

Cavities or damage to the natural tooth can also affect the color of your veneers. Although the natural tooth is the one that has been damaged, your veneers will also look discolored.

Can I Whiten My Veneers?

Unfortunately, veneers can't be whitened. In fact, we strongly recommend against it as whitening agents can affect and damage your veneers.

However, that doesn't mean that you are out of solutions.

If your veneers are getting discolored because they are reaching the end of their life, instead of looking for whitening solutions, it may be best to consider replacing them. This way, you can also whiten your natural teeth before the procedure to get an even look.

Another way to brighten your smile is to go to regular dental cleanings. This way, you will not only remove the plaque from the surface of your teeth but some surface stains too.

The Secret to Maintaining Your Smile

The best way to keep your Farragut veneers (and natural teeth) white and healthy for a long time is to take proper care of them. Veneers may not be real, but by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you keep your veneers clean and white and prolong their lifespan.

Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid damaging your veneers.

Are You Unhappy With Your Smile? We Can Help!

Are you bothered by how your teeth look? Do you think veneers can help you achieve a dream smile?

Then you should book an appointment with Confident Smiles & Implants so that we can help you find the best treatment for your needs.

You can call us at (865) 248-2312 or simply book your appointment directly on our website.