Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. They are custom-designed dental restorations that are securely placed over the front and sides of affected teeth, and are made to look exactly like natural skin. However, they can be prone to yellowing and staining, which can be difficult to remove. Fortunately, there are a few options available for those looking to get rid of yellow stains on their veneers and restore the natural skin-like appearance.
The first step in removing yellow stains from veneers is to visit a hygienist who is specifically trained to care for them. This is important as the surface of the veneers could be damaged if not cleaned properly. Whitening strips and gels are not effective on veneers, as they are only designed for natural teeth. For those with particularly severe staining and discoloration, porcelain veneers may be the ideal treatment option.
Porcelain veneers can be used to “hide stains” behind cosmetic restorations that are colored to produce a fresher look. They can also be used to “mask stains” if the yellow spots are too deep and dark for a teeth whitening treatment to be effective. For those with milder discoloration, professional teeth whitening treatments may be an option. These involve the use of bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide to break down and remove stains.
This can help to reduce yellowing and give teeth a whiter, brighter and healthier appearance. Finally, if you have composite veneers, your dentist can polish them to give them a brighter appearance depending on their age or stain. This is an easy way to reduce yellow discoloration and restore your veneers back to their original color. It is important to remember that yellowing of the teeth is a natural part of the aging process, and can also be caused by habits such as smoking or consuming colored items. If you are concerned about the appearance of yellowness or other stains on your teeth, there are treatments available that can help reduce or even hide discoloration.