Preventing Staining for Your Porcelain Veneers

One of the benefits of having porcelain veneers is that they resist stains much better than the surfaces of your natural teeth.  However, this does not mean that they are impervious to stains.  It is a good idea to try to reduce exposure to staining products as much as possible to ensure the lasting beauty of your porcelain veneers.

Some of the things you may wish to limit due to their staining properties include red wine, coffee, tea and soda.  You should also try to avoid tobacco products that can darken teeth over time.  While it can be very difficult to stain the porcelain veneers themselves, the cement that holds them in place is much more susceptible to stains.

Your veneers will be placed in a way that as little as edge is visible as possible, however if this thin edge of cement becomes stained then it can ruin the overall look of the veneers.  Any gum recession can make the cement edge much more noticeable as well.

Should your porcelain veneers become damaged then they will need to be replaced.  If you have had any gum recession then your dentist will be able to create new veneers to cover the full front of the exposed tooth and replace your existing veneers.  If your porcelain veneers are stained then teeth whitening treatments may be able to help lighten or remove the stain.  You will want to discuss these options with your dentist to determine which type of whitening system is going to work the best for you and your porcelain veneers.

With the proper care and caution your porcelain veneers should be able to last a minimum of 10 years or more.

If you have any questions about caring for your porcelain veneers please call us at Progressive Dental Care Center.

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