How Do I Whiten My Discolored Veneers?
If your veneers have yellowed or discolored since they were placed, the problem is likely the material the veneers are made of. While high-quality porcelain veneers are colorfast and stain-resistant, composite resin veneers—which are made of a durable plastic material rather than ceramic—can change color as they age. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to “whiten” the appearance of composite veneers. For individuals struggling with discolored veneers, our New York City cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—recommends replacing your composite resin veneers with custom porcelain veneers to brighten and rejuvenate your smile.
Dr. Kosdon offers both e.max® pressed ceramic veneers and feldspathic porcelain veneers to provide his patients with results that are:
- Natural-looking: High-quality porcelain ceramic material is able to mimic the translucence and luster of a natural tooth. Additionally, Dr. Kosdon’s skills in aesthetics and personalized smile design, paired with the expertise of his ceramicist, help ensure a beautiful end result.
- Long-lasting: With proper care, porcelain veneers placed by Dr. Kosdon can last for decades, or even a lifetime!
- Stain-resistant: High-quality porcelain ceramic material will not discolor, stain, dull, or yellow over time, so your porcelain veneers will remain white and bright for as long as you have them.
- Durable: Today’s porcelain ceramic materials are stronger and more durable than ever.
Many individuals are attracted to choosing composite resin veneers because they are a more economical option for transforming one’s smile; however, many do not realize the troubles they are likely to encounter the longer they have these veneers. High-quality porcelain veneers may cost more initially, but they are an investment in your smile that can remain beautiful for decades to come.
If you are interested in learning more about the ways custom porcelain veneers can improve your smile and overall appearance, we welcome you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon.
Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on March 12, 2019.
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