Tired Of Whitening? Here's Why It's Time To Upgrade To Veneers

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Whitening your teeth can provide you with a temporary improvement in your teeth. However, most tooth whitening eventually succumbs to the discoloration that comes with the daily use of your teeth. If you're tired of getting your teeth whitened on a regular basis, it might be time to give yourself the upgrade of dental veneers. Keep reading to learn more about these dental devices and how they can help you.

Why Teeth Get Discolored

To understand what's so great about veneers, you first have to look at how teeth get discolored in the first place.

There are two main ways that teeth become discolored. The first is one that you've probably heard of many times - certain foods with intense colors sometimes leave behind stains, like coffee and red wine. However, that's not the main culprit that keeps you coming back to whitening your teeth.

When your teeth are exposed to too much acid or wear and tear, it can thin out your enamel. This allows the darker colors of the interior parts of the tooth to shine through. Tooth whitening can temporarily recolor the remaining enamel to make it look like your teeth are white, but as the enamel continues to thin, the color will become yellow or brown again and eventually worsen.

The Difference With Veneers

Dental veneers are prosthetics that go over your existing teeth. They're attached to the front and cover up your existing tooth entirely with a pearly-white, porcelain artificial tooth face.

Veneers are designed to be perfectly white and shaped for your mouth and other teeth, so they can give you the healthy, whitened look you're looking for.

The best part about dental veneers is that they don't have a layer of enamel or a dark interior that will eventually begin to discolor after a few years of use. They'll remain white for as long as you use them and take good care of them.

What To Expect

Getting veneers is pretty easy. After an exam, your dentist will talk to you about what your goals and desires are for your smile. If the dentist feels you're a good candidate, they'll begin the process immediately by placing an order for veneers for you. The two of you will pick the color and overall shape and size together.

Once the order has been completed, you'll come in one more time to have the veneers mounted. There's no drilling required, and you can go back to eating and drinking normally as soon as they're on your teeth.

Veneers can vastly improve the look of your smile and keep you from having to get your teeth whitened over and over again. If you're tired of this process, talk to your preferred family dentistry office about your options.


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