How Stain Resistant Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that a dental professional such as Dr. Brad Haines and Dr. Steven White of White and Haines adhere to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance and fix minor damage. Veneers are a simple way to brighten a smile and are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry. If you get veneers, you may wonder how well the shells hold up against staining. You may already know that veneers are stain resistant, but just how stain resistant are they?
Sealed Surface Prevents More Stains
Veneers treatment includes a sealed surface that protects the brightness of the veneers from staining. It is much like any other sealant you can think of. It acts as a barrier to repel certain substances from getting through. This definitely makes it harder for veneers to stain than your natural teeth, for example. However, over time, it is possible for some veneers to stain.
Highly Abrasive Cleaners Can Make Veneers More Prone to Staining
If you are a vigorous brusher or tend to use more abrasive toothpaste and other types of mouth cleaners, then it is possible for you to damage the sealant on your veneers. Dr. Haines and Dr. White will give you careful instructions on how to care for your veneers, which will include avoiding abrasive teeth cleaning products. If you scratch or damage the sealant of the veneers, it will be easier for them to stain.
Avoid Foods and Drinks That Are More Likely To Stain
If you are a heavy coffee, dark soda, or tea drinker, or you smoke, then your veneers are more likely to stain as well. You may also notice a change in color if you can still see any of your natural teeth – it is possible the veneers will stain a little slower than your real teeth depending on your habits.
Contact Us for More Information
Avoid abrasive cleaners and foods and drinks that are more likely to stain, and your veneers should shine bright for a long time. Contact our office today for an appointment or more information.