Nightguard vital bleaching beneath existing porcelain veneers: A case report

Van B. Haywood, M. Harry Parker

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Dentist-prescribed, at-home bleaching with 10% carbamide peroxide was used to lighten the apparent color of teeth with preexisting porcelain veneers. Veneers had been placed over unprepared, tetracycline-stained teeth; the translucency of the veneers over the discolored teeth resulted in a graying of the veneers. A custom-fitted tray with no reservoirs and no gingival scalloping was fabricated. A 10% carbamide peroxide material was applied nightly for 9 months to achieve the maximum change in the underlying tooth color. The patient was pleased with the apparent color change. Tooth sensitivity during treatment was minimal (lasting 4 days total); the patient treated sensitivity by brushing with a potassium nitrate-containing toothpaste or applying fluoride in the tray.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-747
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1999


  • At-home bleaching
  • Carbamide peroxide
  • Nightguard vital bleaching
  • Porcelain veneer
  • Tetracycline-stained teeth
  • Tooth bleaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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