How Stain Resistant are Porcelain Veneers?

There are many ways to obtain a beautiful smile through cosmetic dental procedures in Jackson, MS. They can include getting veneers – dental tooth coverings – over your existing teeth.

 

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers may be used to correct teeth discoloration, chipped teeth, tooth gaps, or crooked teeth. Dental veneers can be made from thin porcelain or composite resin materials and can look very natural when properly placed. Porcelain veneers are often stronger and more stain resistant than their resin counterparts, offering the ability to eat and drink foods that you normally would without having to be concerned with how your teeth may be affected. Typically, porcelain veneers are covered with resin, which helps them resist stains. However, while porcelain veneers offer a great tooth correction option for daily usage, they are not fully resistant to stains or completely unbreakable.

 

Maintain Your Veneers

Your veneers can offer a lifetime of support for your new beautiful smile. Remembering a few easy tips will help extend the life of your veneers and your smile.

  • Be sure to maintain proper oral hygiene. Regularly visiting your dentist will help keep your teeth healthy and increase the longevity of your veneers. Since your teeth are the foundation, it’s very important to keep them healthy and clean.
  • Change up your toothpaste. Some toothpastes are highly acidic and can increase the chances of your veneers breaking down over time. Be sure to choose an effective, yet gentle toothpaste that will keep your teeth clean.
  • Maintain healthy habits. Making sure you eat healthy and maintain healthy daily habits will not only ensure your veneers stay in their best shape, but will also help your overall health and wellness.
  • Avoid harmful foods. Avoiding harmful foods that are darker colored, hard, acidic, tough, or sticky foods and beverages can help maintain the integrity and quality of your veneers and your new smile. This may include wine, ketchup, hard fruits and vegetables, ice, tough meats or breads, and sticky foods. These items do not need to be fully removed from your daily life, but they should be consumed carefully to keep your veneers strong.

 

Interested in Learning More?

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile. Ready to get started? Visit our doctors, Drs. Kenneth and Jonathan Nash, in  our office by Jackson, MS to schedule a consultation to find out more!

Porcelain Veneers: The Most Commonly Asked Questions

Porcelain Veneers: The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers provide patients seeking to improve the aesthetic appeal of their teeth a more refined smile. Here are the four most commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers:

1.What Are Porcelain Veneers Used For?
Porcelain Veneers are used to help transform the aesthetic appeal of your smile in one simple procedure and they can also be used to solve many different cosmetic dental problems such as:

  • Teeth with permanent stains
  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that show wear and tear
  • Uneven or dissimilar teeth

2. How Are Porcelain Veneers Installed?
In order for porcelain veneers to be installed this requires that some of the tooth enamel be removed. Also, impressions are taken of your teeth after the small amount of enamel is removed and porcelain veneers are designed based on these impressions. The porcelain veneers are attached with a dental cement which is then finished by being sealed with a dental laser.

3. How Can I Maintain My Porcelain Veneers?
The name porcelain might cause one to assume the veneers are fragile or prone to breaking because they are made out of porcelain. However, contrary to this assumption porcelain veneers are not fragile and do not prone to breaking. In fact, they function just like your regular teeth would. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant which will help you maintain a whiter smile.

4. How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last anywhere from seven to twenty years or as long as they are properly cared for. This proper maintenance would include doing the same things you would do with your natural teeth. For example, brushing and flossing is highly important. Also, utilizing a fluoride-based non-abrasive toothpaste would be very beneficial for your porcelain veneers.

Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested having porcelain veneers installed then it would be best if you contacted our office to set up a consultation. Doing so will allow our doctor to discuss all of your options.