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What if Teeth Bleaching Doesn’t Work?

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Dr. Mal Braverman

bleaching, which is sometimes called teeth whitening, is a great option for many people who want to have a bright white smile. Unfortunately, some people’s teeth simply won’t respond to the procedure. That’s because some of them took certain medications that darkened their teeth and those types of stains are almost impossible to rectify. Other people just spent years consuming tea, coffee, dark juices or wine and their teeth are too stained to respond to teeth bleaching. Sometimes the stains come from the interior of the tooth so external bleaching methods just won’t work. But the good news is that people with seriously stained teeth have other options.

Porcelain Veneers to the Rescue

For those people who aren’t candidates for teeth bleaching, Dr. Braverman recommends that they be fitted for porcelain veneers. These strong veneers are bonded to the teeth, and will cover any type of stain. What’s more, if you have chips, gaps or uneven teeth, the veneers can cover those impactions, as well.

What’s the Procedure?

To get the look you want with porcelain veneers, the dentist will first file down your teeth to create a straight, even smile. This will expose the first layer of tooth, which is the perfect bonding surface for the porcelain veneers. Once done, he or she will attach the veneers to the teeth, and permanently bond them. No one will be able to tell that you’ve had porcelain veneers placed on your teeth

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