I have dental bonding which is over ten-years-old. It’s picking up some stains now. If I had some teeth whitening done, will it remove the stains and get them back to their original color?
If you do teeth whitening, it will actually make your dental bonding look worse. This is because your natural teeth will whiten, but your dental bonding will stay the same. Some dentists can do a polishing technique, but your particular dental bonding is really past their life span. I suggest you get them replaced at this point.
You didn’t say whether you have the bonding to fix a small area, such as a chipped or gapped tooth or you have it on complete tooth structure like a smile makeover. If you have it on your entire tooth structure, then I recommend you consider switching to porcelain veneers.
These are more stain-resistant and last significantly longer than dental bonding. Whichever you decide, you will want to get an expert cosmetic dentist to do this for you. If you’re happy with how your dentist did the bonding you have, you can stick with that dentist. If not, you’ll want to look for a dentist who is AACD accredited.
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