How Stain Resistant Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental Patient Getting Porcelain Veneers Placed In Mouth

Do you have a few upper or lower front teeth that are imperfect? They may be a bit crooked, a little gapped, or even discolored. One way to painlessly fix this issue is by working with a prosthodontist to place custom-created porcelain veneers in Schaumburg, IL. 

 

Are Porcelain Veneers as Minimally Invasive as They Sound?

You probably have seen people with porcelain veneers and never noticed. Why? These thin pieces of porcelain fit perfectly over the front of your teeth and reflect light exactly like natural teeth. When placed by someone trained in the art of cosmetic dentistry, they should blend right in with the rest of your smile.

But is it really possible to get a flawless-looking smile without discomfort? Absolutely. Though you may require a numbing agent during the tooth preparation and placement process, you will find that getting porcelain veneers in Schaumburg, IL feels very comfortable.

Of course, once your porcelain veneers are in place, you should consider how to take care of them. For instance, how can you keep them looking pearly white for the longest possible time?

Tips for Reducing the Likelihood of Stain Development on Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain tends to be a somewhat porous material, although the enamel on natural teeth is far more porous. Still, porcelain veneers will absorb moisture and may be prone to staining, even though they are first coated with a resin to lower the chances of them taking on colors from common foods and beverages.

What are some of the biggest culprits that can lead to porcelain veneer staining? Think of anything that could stain your teeth—or a pair of white pants. This can include red wine, berry pies, black tea, coffee, and any other item that contains a deep-hued pigment.

If you do end up eating or drinking something you suspect could stain your porcelain veneers, be sure to brush and floss immediately after your meal or snack. The faster you remove the staining agent, the less time it has to penetrate the porcelain veneer.

Of course, regardless of whether or not you eat a possibly stain-causing food, you should maintain a twice-daily oral hygiene routine. That way, you can maintain the look of your brilliant smile!

 

Interested in Talk About Porcelain Veneers in Schaumburg, IL?

Porcelain veneers are just one of the many cosmetic treatment options available at Sharrington Dental. To receive a comprehensive smile makeover consultation, please contact our office in Schaumburg, IL at (847) 891-9999 or schedule a consultation online! Our team includes board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Joon Han, whose impressive credentialing and expertise include more than 10 years of helping patients love what they see when they look in the mirror, as well as our other doctors, Dr. Jamieson Brady and Dr. Derek Fornelli.

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