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No, Porcelain Veneers Don’t Stain. Here’s Why. Marietta, GA
James A. Merriman DMD, FAGD, PC is now Envision Dental!
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Along with Snapchat and selfie sticks, porcelain veneers have steadily risen in popularity over the past decade. This cosmetic treatment offers a number of benefits for people who are interested in transforming their overall look — and many patients are attracted by the fact that porcelain veneers won’t stain or discolor over time like even the most beautiful natural teeth eventually will. In fact, veneers practically don’t stain at all. Keep reading to learn more about how that’s possible.

The Science behind Veneers

Most dental veneers are made out of porcelain, a material that looks and functions just like your natural tooth enamel. It is customizable to match the shade that will suit your unique coloring and facial features best, and reflects light in the same way as the teeth that you were born with. Practically the only difference between veneers and your natural tooth enamel is that the latter is porous — meaning it will gradually absorb the colors of what it is exposed to on a daily basis. But when coffee, red wine, and other pigmented foods and beverages come into contact with porcelain, they bounce right off its nonporous surface. Dental veneers won’t stain in the same way as your natural tooth enamel, but you should continue to visit your dentist regularly to maintain the same beautiful sparkle.

Other Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Yes, you can think of veneers as something like a permanent teeth whitening treatment, but there are a number of other advantages to choosing them. Just a few of the most significant benefits of veneers include:

  • They are highly customizable to ensure they look as natural as possible.
  • By improving the appearance of your front teeth, veneers can dramatically enhance your self-confidence.
  • Veneers can help you avoid the need for orthodontic treatment when they are used to mask minor crowding or small gaps between teeth.
  • When cared for properly, veneers can last for up to 20 years!
  • And many other benefits.

Are Veneers Right for You?

Many adult patients are eligible for dental veneers. This treatment is generally reserved for patients over the age of 18 to ensure that the teeth and jaw have finished forming first. Because veneers are reserved for making cosmetic improvements to the teeth that show when you smile, your front teeth should be mostly healthy other than the cosmetic flaws.

The only way to find out if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Marietta. Don’t wait to do so — it’s worth the investment in your smile.

Posted on behalf of Envision Dental

130 Vann Street NE Ste #210
Marietta, GA 30060

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