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2 February 2022

Will teeth whitening damage veneers?

Enhancing your teeth with procedures such as teeth whitening is a popular way to boost self-esteem and help patients feel more confident with their smile. However, if you have had previous dental work over your natural teeth, such as veneers, the teeth whitening process can be a lot trickier. Follow this guide to discover how you can combat this issue and still feel confident with your pearly whites.

What are Veneers?

If you’re unsure what veneers actually are, read below to discover all the necessary information.

What is Veneer treatment?

Veneer treatment is when a thin piece of material is placed over the top of your natural tooth. You can opt for porcelain or composite veneers.

How much do Veneers cost?

The price of veneers varies based on the type of material used. Porcelain veneers are the most expensive kind and can cost anywhere between £500 and £1000 per tooth. Composite veneers are slightly cheaper, priced closer to £150 to £500.

When should someone get Veneers?

Patients can get veneers for a variety of reasons. One of the most popular reasons is to fix chips, cracks or gaps between teeth that can’t be fixed with traditional straightening methods. Other reasons patients may opt for veneers are to fix tooth discolouration or to fix one or more crooked teeth.

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth then take a look at our post discussing if Veneers can straighten your teeth.

Will Whitening my teeth damage my Veneers?

Using whitening products on veneers won’t brighten them- but is it harmful or damaging to them? The answer to this is no. Although it is not recommended to use whitening products on veneers as your smile could become discoloured- it will not damage or affect the veneers.

Which treatment should I have done first?

To ensure your natural teeth and veneers stay colour matched and pearly white, you may be wondering what treatment should be carried out first. The best order is to have your natural teeth professionally whitened before undergoing your veneer procedures. This is ideal, as it means your veneers can be colour-matched perfectly to provide a seamless, white smile.

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