Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of lightening the color of human teeth. Whitening is often desirable when teeth become yellowed over time for a number of reasons, and can be achieved by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Although porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent procedure since they will likely have to be replaced at some point, they can last for decades as long as you take care of them properly
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain or glass/plastic layers fixed onto the front of your teeth that can be a suitable option if you have teeth with gaps that are stained, discolored, broken or chipped, crowded-in or crooked, oddly-shaped or badly aligned.
What types of veneers are there?
There are two types of veneers; Porcelain Veneers and Composite Resin Veneers.
Porcelain veneers are made and bonded to your teeth. Resin veneers are put directly on your teeth. Both are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Both are intended to fit your mouth and your smile to look natural. Caring for veneers is the same as cleaning natural teeth.
How long will the results of teeth whitening last?
Like other investments, if you whiten your teeth, the length of time you can expect it to last will vary. If you smoke, drink red wine or coffee, or consume other acid-containing foods, your bright smile may begin to yellow more quickly than you expect. In general, a teeth whitening procedure can last up to a few years. And even though the results can fade, occasional touch-ups can be done to regain luster.
Ask the experienced staff at Muneer Shaheed Dental Clinic about the long-term benefits of teeth whitening.