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Will Teeth Whitening Make My Veneers Whiter?

Our teeth say a lot about us, so dental stain or yellowing teeth don’t send the optimum message. One of the most efficient and quickly achieved cosmetic makeovers is with Zoom! in office teeth whitening. Drab, stained teeth can become dazzling in about one hour.

When discussing teeth whitening with your cosmetic dentist, it is important that you tell your dental provider of all the desired dental improvements you wish to make so a complete treatment plan is developed that will include all the procedures in their correct sequence.

Dental veneers provide the least invasive way to repair many dental imperfections:

Chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; intrinsic dental stains from fluorosis or medications; advancing age; gaps between teeth … all can benefit from dental veneers which are tooth colored, extremely thin shells fabricated to fit on the front of teeth requiring correction.

Veneers are often made from porcelain, and although porcelain is resistant to staining, it will not be impacted by any teeth whitening process. That is why it is so critical to discuss all desired dental enhancements before embarking on cosmetic procedures.

Your cosmetic dentist will match the contour and shade of surrounding teeth when preparing to fabricate your veneers, so whitening first and waiting a couple of weeks is an important step…

Zoom! in office teeth whitening should be the first step completed if preparing for dental veneers. That way, your cosmetic dentist will be able to fabricate the veneers to match your newly whitened teeth that won’t be receiving veneers.

Since Zoom! whitening can continue to lighten teeth up to two weeks after treatment, it is best to delay the appointment for veneer preparation. Your cosmetic dentist will match the contour and shade of surrounding teeth when preparing to fabricate your veneers, so whitening first and waiting a couple of weeks is an important step that can greatly impact the appearance of the finished product.

Once the veneers are in place, they are permanent … if you already have veneers, and you are considering undergoing teeth whitening, be aware the biological teeth could be considerably whiter than the teeth covered with veneers

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