Should I whiten my teeth before or after cosmetic dental procedures?

Should I whiten my teeth before or after cosmetic dental procedures?

Are you considering a smile makeover? Today’s smile enhancing procedures can greatly improve the look of teeth and ultimately one’s overall appearance. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, receiving treatment from a cosmetic dentist is life changing for many people. If you are going to be receiving permanent smile enhancements such as porcelain veneers or crowns, it is best to whiten your teeth before your treatment. Following are some reasons why you should receive teeth whitening treatments before porcelain veneers or white restorations.

Reasons to Whiten Prior to Treatment

When you receive white restorations or veneers, you want them to match your biological teeth. Porcelain is used for many cosmetic and restorative procedures because it is very natural looking. Even though porcelain comes in various shades of white, its color cannot be changed. This means that in order to choose the right shade for your new smile you want your biological tooth structure to match your restorations. Achieving uniform color is best done by receiving teeth whitening treatment first.

Receiving teeth whitening before a cosmetic treatment will also help our cosmetic dentist have a frame of reference on what your smile will look like after your makeover is complete. In some cases, the color of teeth can affect the way a treatment looks – especially porcelain veneers. Since veneers are very thin and slightly translucent, dark teeth can make a veneer appear darker than it is. A veneer is permanently bonded over a tooth so once it is placed, the color of the veneer cannot be altered. Receiving a teeth whitening treatment before veneers is a way to ensure that your new smile looks uniform and beautiful.

Having uniformity in the color of your teeth and your restorations will help with having a smile makeover that looks natural to those around you.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Our team offers professional teeth whitening treatments that are conveniently used at home. Using custom designed trays and prescription whitening ingredients, patients can safely lighten their smiles when it is most convenient for them. Professional whitening delivers long lasting and noticeable results.

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