Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular aesthetic dental procedures available today. And for a good reason! Veneers give you the opportunity to completely transform your smile, giving you the bright, white teeth you’ve always wanted.
But what about those who already have porcelain veneers? Can they whiten their teeth as well? These are some of the questions our team at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR, can answer for you.
Can I whiten my teeth with porcelain veneers?
Yes, patients with veneers can whiten their teeth, but their porcelain veneers will need to be replaced. Porcelain veneers cannot be safely whitened, unlike your natural teeth. Therefore, consult with your dentist first to ensure that your veneers are made to match the color of your smile. If you had porcelain veneers placed and then desire a whiter smile with professional teeth whitening, you need to be well aware that these restorations will need to be replaced. This is because porcelain is a material that does not respond to whitening and bleaching agents. If you whiten your smile, your porcelain veneers will stand out and be darker than the rest of your smile. If you are serious about brightening your smile long-term, you may want to ask our dental team at New Smiles Dental about professional whitening, as well as the replacement of veneers and other restorations, including dental crowns, inlays, and onlays.
What whitening methods are available for my smile?
There are a few different ways patients can whiten their teeth. There is a wide range of over-the-counter teeth whitening products that are available at local drugstores for purchase without a prescription, including strips, trays, and pens. Additionally, we offer at-home whitening kits that include prescription-strength bleaching gels used with customized trays. When used as directed, patients using our whitening kits will often experience whitening of up to eight shades brighter within a few weeks!
Request an appointment today to learn more!
If you’re considering whitening your smile but have dental restorations that need to be replaced, the staff at New Smiles Dental can walk you through the process from start to finish. Call our office at 503-925-9595 to request an appointment with our dentists in Sherwood, OR, and speak to us about your desires for a whiter, brighter smile!