Porcelain is an ideal material for dental restorations for a number of reasons. Porcelain is incredibly strong. It reflects light like natural tooth enamel and can be shaded to match adjacent teeth in color. It is also stain resistant. Resistant, however, does not mean immune.
Porcelain can stain and, once stained, cannot be whitened. This makes taking care of your porcelain veneers essential for their longevity. During your porcelain veneer consultation with Bergen County cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter we can discuss what will be required to keep your veneers bright and beautiful for years to come.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Caring for porcelain veneers is relatively simple. Brushing with a soft bristled tooth brush after every snack and meal, flossing once or twice a day, and visiting our office every six months is typically all it takes to keep porcelain veneers bright and stain free. You can further reduce risks of staining by reducing your intake of dark and/or sugary beverages and making sure to avoid abrasive toothpaste ingredients. These, as well as other steps that can help extend the life of your veneers, will be covered during your visits with Dr. Perlmutter.
If you have questions about porcelain veneers, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental today to schedule a consultation.