It’s pretty safe to say we all want pretty, gleaming, white teeth. But when you think of the shade of white you’d like your teeth, what comes to mind? While we all have similar goals for our teeth, when it comes to the exact shade of white, our opinions may vary on which shade looks ‘best.’
This is why maintaining a consistent oral health routine is so important. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Dr. Abelar are all great ways to ensure our teeth are as naturally white as can be. Furthermore, not smoking, limiting staining foods, and using whitening toothpastes can all help get your teeth a natural shade of white.
But for those who need a little more help, don’t despair! Procedures like professional whitening can help lighten the color of your teeth and give you a whiter, brighter smile without much intervention. But if you’re looking for a truly customizable white, there’s no better solution than porcelain veneers.
From that perfect Chiclet white to a more subtle shade of ivory, there’s a range of whiteness available to choose from when it comes to selecting the color of your porcelain veneers. But many people wonder, how white is “too white?”
The good news is there’s no such thing as “too white” as long as you are happy with the color, however some shades look a bit more natural than others. That being said, it’s entirely up to you and your aesthetic to decide which shade works best for you.
When you decide to have porcelain veneers installed, part of the fun of the process is selecting which shade of white you’d like your teeth to be. Dr. Abelar will show you a chart where you can select the shade that best suits you. You are under no obligation to choose any particular shade- it’s entirely up to you.
Don’t rush your decision for which shade of white you’d like. Take time to look at the samples and decide how bright you’d like your new smile to be. There’s no right or wrong answer. Some people find that a very bright, optic white is too distracting, while others may feel that a softer ivory may not be white enough. Ultimately, however, the shade you choose is entirely up to you.
So, don’t be afraid you’ll be stuck with cookie cutter blindingly bright white teeth, or that you won’t notice a difference in your before and after photos. Dr. Abelar and his team are happy to help you to select the veneer color that suits you best!