I wrote you back in January about my discolored front tooth. I’ve decided to go with the porcelain veneers. But, as I’ve been thinking about it, I think I want to get the rest of my teeth whitened. Should I do the veneer first or the whitening first?
Nancy G. -Alabama
Under normal circumstances you would always do the teeth whitening process before adding anything like porcelain veneers or dental bonding. The reason for that is you want your dentist to match your new cosmetic work to the brighter white color you’ll obtain with whitening. Otherwise your teeth will be mismatched.
I remember your case. You had a discolored tooth from a root canal and were worried about whitening weakening your tooth. Remember to find a dentist that knows how to bleach the crown of the tooth and leave your root untouched.
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