Veneers: A Great Choice For Teeth Whitening

Posted on: 16 November 2015

If you have stained or discolored teeth caused by the things you eat or drink then you are a good candidate for a teeth whitening treatment. A good teeth whitening product should be able to lighten your teeth back up by removing stains on the surface of your teeth. However, if you have teeth that are discolored for other reasons, such as a side effect of medication or a genetic condition which causes you to have thinner enamel, then teeth whitening won't work on you. In this case, veneers may be a good option and you can learn about them below.  

Veneers are considered a permanent option

Veneers are permanently attached to your teeth with a bonding agent. Once they are in place it is expected for them to stay that way permanently. However, you do want to be careful not to put them under a lot of stress by eating very hard foods or using your teeth for things they aren't intended for; like opening packages.

Veneers are relatively easy to have put on

While there are a few steps involved when it comes to having veneers put on, the process is considered to be relatively easy and painless. The cosmetic dentist will start by having you bite down on a mold that takes an impression of your mouth. This impression goes to a lab where it is used to create veneers that will fit. Along with the impression, the dentist will specify the color and shade you want the veneers to be.

Your teeth will be prepared by having some of the outer layers ground off to create space for your veneers.  Once the lab sends them to the dentist, they will have you come back where they will put a bonding agent on each of your teeth and then put the veneers into place, one by one.

The only irritation you should experience during this process will be due to the dentist grinding your teeth and it should be nothing more than slight discomfort and possible sensitivity. An over-the-counter pain reliever should be all that's needed to help you feel better.

The end result will be pleasing

Once you get your veneers, you will have the smile you want. Not only will it be the shade of white you chose, but the veneers will also correct any slight flaws you had in the shape of your teeth.