There’s a reason why dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide. A quick, easy fix for a range of dental problems, veneers can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in just a few short visits to your dentist.
They’re thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, and they can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. If you’re like most people, then you probably think of veneers as a way to get whiter teeth. And while this is one of the many benefits of dental veneers, they can also be used as a cosmetic solution to fix minor imperfections or improve your smile’s overall appearance. So if you’re interested in getting veneers, keep reading to learn more.
Does Teeth Whitening Work on Veneers?
To brighten your smile, you should first have your teeth whitened. We do not suggest using conventional whitening treatments on veneers as if they were natural teeth. This is because dental restorations like veneers could be whitened with a teeth whitening treatment. However, they can change the colour of your real teeth, resulting in an unevenly coloured smile.
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The Causes of Discolouration of Veneers
Gum Recession: Your gum line will start to recede as you get older. When this happens, food can get stuck in the gap. The adhesive that holds your veneers in place can be exposed and cause discolouration of the dental cement. While you cannot stop it, you can take steps to prevent it from getting worse.
Trauma: The thin porcelain shells of dental veneers can show any changes in the underlying tooth colour. The dentin could be damaged by dental trauma, which causes it to start aging faster, and you will probably notice discolourations, even through the dental veneer. You may want to discuss in-chair whitening options with your dental professional.
Veneer Material: Composite resin veneers are more porous and prone to discolouration and darkening. Consider replacing composite veneers with porcelain veneers since they will last a long time, giving you a whiter smile. Quality porcelain veneers also chip and crack far less frequently than composite material.
Diet: Frequent consumption of dark-coloured foods and beverages can cause discolouration over time.
How Do You Determine if You're a Candidate for Veneers?
If you’re looking for a way to whiten your teeth, consider getting veneers. They may be the best option for you if you don’t want to use bleach or if your teeth have stains that cannot be removed with other methods. Veneers are thin, porcelain-coated shells that fit over or around a tooth and customise each individual’s specific needs. They effectively cover stains and chips, so you don’t have any more worries about how your teeth look.
If you live in the Ellenbrook area and would like more information about veneer treatments at Ellen Stirling Dental, please get in touch with us today at (08) 6185 0200. We can answer any questions you might have about this treatment.
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