Porcelain Veneers don’t change color like natural teeth or composite filling. You should think of the material which veneers are made of like an expensive fine china plate or coffee cup in essence it is the same material so therefore they can’t be stained or whitened. So when choosing a color pick one you will be happy with for a long time, think of veneers like a permanent whitening of your teeth.



Veneers are a very good option when it comes to improving your smile and looks. However, what makes them unique is that they don’t change color like composite filling or your natural teeth. That’s why a lot of people gravitate towards them, because porcelain is one of those durable materials that will retain its coloring for a very long time.

What should you know about porcelain veneers?

These wafer-thin materials are made from the same material as coffee cups and china plates. That clearly shows the durability you can get from them. Plus, as you know, those plates and cups don’t lose their color. It’s basically the same material, so you don’t have to worry about whitening or stains.

You can pick any color you want, or you can go with something that’s very similar to your teeth at this time. Since you can think of them as the permanent whitening for your teeth, you want something that’s visually impressive and which also matches the color of your other teeth.

Can porcelain veneers acquire stains?

While porcelain veneers won’t be damaged by bacteria that much, they also get to retain their color. That doesn’t mean you do not have go to the dentist for your regular checkups.  Veneers can acquire stains especially on the sides. This can appear due to the material aging, and it’s something natural. When you see any stains, go to the dentist so he can help you figure out what to do.

When stains appear, there are some procedures that you can go for. Working with a cosmetic dentist is a good idea, as he can go ahead and clean the veneers. What happens here is the porcelain glaze wears off, so the dentist will need to clean everything. Sometimes there might be a need for replacing them, but it’s very uncommon.

Protecting your veneers against staining

There are many things that you can do in order to keep your veneers clean and prevent any staining. Ideally you want to use a soft bristle toothbrush, as this protects the porcelain and it will also cause the gum line to recede a little, which is very important.

It’s also recommended to avoid toothpaste that has baking soda. This is abrasive for your veneers, and that will wear them down more than protecting your teeth. Using any non-abrasive toothpaste is acceptable. On top of that, it makes sense to quit smoking. If you’re a smoker, then your natural teeth will start getting darker and darker, and it might even stain your veneers at times too.

We believe that it’s very important to go and visit your dentist for a checkup to see if your porcelain veneers need any attention. It can help you quite a lot, and all you need is to have the right amount of patience. Contact a cosmetic dentist if you need any whitening solutions, as this seems to be the most reliable and dependable option!

Should I Whiten My Teeth Before Veneers?

Teeth whitening is a good Idea before getting veneers, because it will even out the color of the teeth. This will help in picking a color for your new veneers easier. When the tooth is a whiter color under the veneer we can make the veneer more see through so it looks even more natural. Teeth whitening also give the rest of the teeth a fresher look and feel. We currently are using the GLO whitening system, compact, quick and effective.

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