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Dental Veneers Daphne AL

Veneers can add so much to a dingy smile.  After getting them, you may feel confident in your new white, straight smile!  The thing is, over time, you may notice the veneers start to become discolored.  Why does this happen?  And can you whiten them?  We’ve got some answers for you! #downbythebay

How do Veneers Become Stained?

Veneers are typically made from either porcelain or composite resin.  Porcelain veneers do not stain or discolor, but the same isn’t true for composite resin veneers.  Now, composite resin won’t stain as easily as your natural tooth will, but it still can discolor over time.  Surface stains can develop after prolonged exposure to teas, coffee or red wine.  Smoking can also cause yellow or brown surface stains due to the nicotine found in cigarettes. Dental Veneers Daphne AL

Can You Whiten Veneers?

If you have composite resin veneers that start to yellow or brown, you might be tempted to try at-home whitening products.  Composite resin does not respond well to these types of products.  So talk to your dentist before you try anything!  White you can’t whiten them, this doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to improve the look of your veneers.  A professional cleaning can help to remove surface stains, so don’t skip out on your routine dental visits every six months. Dental Veneers Daphne AL

If your veneers become very discolored, your dentist may recommend replacing them.  Composite Resin Veneers typically last 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced. 

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You have options, so call us today #sweetwaterdentist for any questions or concerns about your dental veneers! 

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