Porcelain veneers should be cleaned by a hygienist who is specifically trained to care for them, otherwise the surface could be damaged and attract stains. The only way to change the color of porcelain veneers is to remove and replace them. Whitening strips and whitening gels are effective only on natural teeth. On the other hand, composite veneers can easily stain due to common habits such as smoking and consuming colored items.
When teeth and veneers get stained, the obvious solution would be to whiten them. Tooth whitening involves the use of bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide to break down and remove stains. Porcelain veneers Some people may have particularly severe staining and discoloration of their teeth. In these cases, porcelain veneers can often serve as the ideal treatment option.
Porcelain veneers are custom-designed dental restorations that are securely placed over the front and sides of affected teeth. They are made to look exactly like natural teeth and will ultimately serve to “hide stains” behind cosmetic restorations that are colored to produce a fresher look. Porcelain veneers can be exceptional options for patients with yellowish and dark spots that have formed on their teeth, and can last for decades with proper care.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers offer patients with severe levels of yellow discoloration a way to completely renew the appearance of their teeth.
In some cases, yellow spots are so deep and dark that a teeth whitening treatment may not be effective. For these situations, custom-designed porcelain veneers can be created to “mask stains”. Porcelain veneers Some patients have teeth that are so discolored or stained that an alternative to professional teeth whitening treatment may be the most ideal option. Porcelain veneers can be a great solution, especially for specific teeth that are significantly stained.
A porcelain veneer is a custom-designed dental restoration that essentially “hides the stain”. Veneers fit only over the front and sides of the tooth, and blend with the color of the surrounding teeth to create a natural blend. While the extent of yellow discoloration is usually different for everyone, most people will experience at least a mild degree of. Many people who take care of their teeth in the best possible way are surprised to find that, at some point in life, teeth begin to take on a yellow appearance.
Teeth Whitening With professional teeth whitening treatment, many patients can whiten their teeth in various shades and effectively reduce certain degrees of yellowing. In addition, the natural aging process will also contribute to the yellowing of the teeth, and the use of tobacco products will certainly have an effect. If you are concerned about the appearance of yellowness or other stains on your teeth, just know that there are very popular treatments available that are precisely designed to address these concerns. The good news is that there are treatments available right here in the Trey Vereen, DMD office that can reduce (or even hide) yellow discoloration and give teeth a whiter, brighter and healthier appearance.
Even people who have taken extra steps to maintain the best possible care of their teeth for many years will likely experience some degree of yellowness over time. Even if you have taken excellent care of your teeth and do everything right to maintain the best possible oral health, factors both within your control and beyond your control can cause your teeth to develop a progressively yellow appearance. An in-office procedure involves the application of powerful (but safe) bleaching agents to treat stains that have developed deep within the enamel over a long period of time. If you have composite veneers, your dentist can polish them to give them a brighter appearance depending on their age or stain.