Whether you’ve already got veneers in Brentwood or Nolensville, or you’re just considering treatment, you may be wondering if it’s possible to whiten veneers. Can Dr. Will Jones brighten your veneers at The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry? In this blog, we’ll explain everything you need to know.
The short answer is “no.” Veneers are made of special, tooth-colored ceramic materials. The porcelain ceramic material used for veneers is different from natural tooth enamel. This means that it doesn’t respond to peroxide-based whiteners in the same way that your natural teeth would.
This means that whitening treatments that work on your natural teeth won’t affect your veneers. There’s no way to whiten veneers once they're in place on your teeth. However, there’s some good news, too!
Once you get veneers, they’ll stay bright, shiny, and beautiful with no need to whiten them. Veneers are very smooth and completely non-porous. This is one of the reasons that whitening treatments don’t work on them. The whitener can’t soak into the porcelain, so it doesn't do anything.
But this also means that veneers are impervious to staining. Stains from wine, coffee, food, and even things like smoking cannot enter the ceramic material. That means that you won’t have to worry about your veneers becoming stained over time.
Since veneers can’t be whitened, it’s important to work with a dentist to make sure you get a beautiful and bright smile. If you don’t have veneers yet, Dr. Will Jones may recommend that you whiten your teeth before you get veneers.
Then, once your teeth are whitened to your desired shade, you can get veneers that match this color perfectly. As long as you take good care of your teeth, your veneers and your teeth will match each other perfectly, and your smile will look amazing for the years to come.
If you already have veneers, Dr. Jones can help with that, too. Veneers can’t be stained, but your natural teeth can. Stains can build up on the border of your veneers, where they meet your natural teeth. Teeth that are not treated with veneers can also become stained.
Dr. Jones can whiten your natural teeth so that they match the color of your existing veneers. That way, your smile will look flawless, even, and beautiful once again, even if your natural teeth have picked up some stains over the years.
If you’re interested in veneers or teeth whitening in the Brentwood and Nolensville areas, our team is here to help. Dr. Jones is an expert Brentwood cosmetic dentist, and he can help you bring the best out of your smile, no matter what your needs may be. So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (615) 941-3368 today, and take the first steps toward a brighter smile.