Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, but cannot be whitened once they have discolored. This makes taking care of your veneers absolutely essential for their continued beauty. Unlike natural tooth enamel that can be lightened with topical bleaches, veneers do not respond to tooth whitening treatments. However, you can reduce prematurely staining your restorations by:
- Never smoking or chewing tobacco products
- Reducing your intake of dark beverages and sauces
- Drinking coffee, soda, and tea through a straw
- Brushing your veneers after every meal and snack
- Visiting our Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists every six months for cleanings
When you brush, be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to protect your veneers from damage. Proper care instructions and advice on how to prolong the life expectancy of your porcelain veneers will be covered by our dentists during your time in our care.
Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened with topical teeth whitening solutions. However, surrounding natural teeth can be – and these often benefit from biannual or yearly whitening to ensure color consistency with adjacent restorations.
We offer a range of tooth whitening options at our Cherry Creek office including in-office whitening during a single office visit. If you are considering tooth whitening in Denver, we would be honored to meet with you and discuss these options and to help you learn which would best produce the look you desire.
To schedule your tooth whitening consultation at DeWitt Dental Associates, please call 303-321-5656 today. We serve the Metro Denver area and surrounding Front Range and I-25 Corridor communities including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Evergreen, and Broomfield.