How stain resistant are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have a number of qualities that make them useful for improving the appearance of your smile. One such quality is that these veneers are highly stain resistant. Therefore, there is minimal risk of discoloration of the veneers over time.
Unlike enamel, which can be infiltrated by dark particles that cause staining, porcelain is not susceptible to this process. So, if you’re choosing porcelain veneers to conceal deep staining on teeth, you don’t have to worry that you’ll end up with the same problem.
However, the same qualities that make porcelain veneers stain resistant makes them unaffected by teeth whitening agents, as well. If you are planning to combine porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, you should consult with your dentist on the timing of both of those treatments.
The shade of porcelain veneers can be adjusted until they are bonded to the tooth. Many patients choose to undergo teeth whitening treatments prior to veneer placement so that they can get their biological teeth as white as they’d like and then finalize the smile makeover with the veneers.
Stain resistance isn’t the only benefit offered by porcelain veneers. They are also quite strong, although the descriptor “porcelain” might suggest fragility. The process of bonding the veneer to the tooth bolsters the veneer, and with proper care, your veneers can stay in place for up to a decade or more. Your dentist will educate you on how to maintain your veneers. Follow these instructions closely for the best long-term outcome.
Additionally, porcelain veneers are quite versatile. They can hide any number of defects in the smile, including cracks or chips, deep stains or disproportionately small teeth. In some cases of mild misalignment, porcelain veneers can even be used to create the illusion of straighter teeth.
Porcelain veneers have numerous qualities that make them effective at improving your smile’s appearance, including their tendency to resist stains. For more information on this treatment method, call Dallas Dental Concierge and schedule an initial consultation.