Can You Rely On Porcelain Veneers?

smileperfecteyebrowsIf you have chosen porcelain veneers to transform your smile, you have chosen well. This cosmetic treatment creates a façade over your natural, visible tooth surfaces, offering a dramatic improvement. Not only can you achieve a whiter, brighter smile, but you can camouflage a long list of imperfections like chips and cracks. You can even close gaps between teeth without the need for orthodontics in many cases. So, with all of these amazing benefits, what more is there to consider? As it turns out, many patients begin wondering about the long-term benefits of veneers and what exactly they are getting themselves into. Fortunately, you will find that veneers are quite reliable. To clear up any hesitation, learn more with the following:

They Will Last

Worried about chewing? Wondering what might happen if you bite down into something crunchy? You can rest assured that wearing veneers is not something you need to treat delicately – second to your natural teeth, they are quite sturdy. Once placed, you may wish to avoid chewing on things that are dangerous for your natural teeth, such as ice cubes. However, you can continue living your daily life just as you always have.

They Can Resist That Coffee and Those Berries

True, you will not have to completely overhaul the food in your cabinets and refrigerator. Anything that is considered a potential staining agent is safe – even for veneers. Granted, your porcelain veneers are slightly vulnerable to discoloration – but only slightly. In fact, one of their main advantages is their ability to resist stains. So go ahead and enjoy your usual fare.

Just Keep Brushing and Flossing

Nope, no special tools needed to keep up your veneers. Just like they are nearly as strong as your natural teeth, they require the same care. Make common sense judgment calls and you should be in good shape. For instance, use a soft-bristle toothbrush instead of a medium or hard one. Avoid abrasive products like scratchy toothpastes that you wouldn’t dare use on your natural teeth. Just brush your teeth two times a day and floss once daily for effective care.


James Stewart, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.