What Stains Porcelain Veneers?
Today, the popularity of porcelain veneers creates considerable interest. Often, clients want to know whether anything will stain the surface of veneers?
Physical Properties of Veneers
Porcelain veneers consist of a very thin layer of tooth-like ceramic material that is bonded permanently to the surface of teeth. Due to the physical properties of the porcelain, this material is basically stain resistant.
Most dental practitioners attempt to match the color of porcelain veneers to the whiteness of patient teeth. Since not everyone enjoys the same natural degree of tooth whiteness, this process sometimes involves customization. Although the porcelain veneer itself doesn’t typically stain, it does cover a tooth that reflects variable degrees of whiteness.
Even though porcelain veneers won’t change color, a few issues may impact tooth color for patients using these products. A patient’s natural teeth enamel may indeed stain as a result of indulging in certain products. Heavy cigarette smoking, or consuming tea, wine or berries eventually may impact the whiteness of natural teeth enamel. A veneer may remain essentially the same color, yet surrounding teeth may gradually change over the course of time.
If you hold concern that your natural teeth have faded or changed color, you might benefit by consulting with a cosmetic dentistry specialist. In many cases, your dentist can assist you in whitening teeth that have faded significantly in color. Patients with significant concerns about this issue benefit from consulting with an expert.
In the St. Petersburg, Florida area Daxon Dentistry offers qualified cosmetic dentistry services to local residents. We also assist many patients from the Tampa, Clearwater and Sarasota areas. Please discuss porcelain veneer colors with us if you have questions.