How to Properly Care for Porcelain Veneers

When high-quality porcelain veneers are properly cared for, they can last for decades. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS receives lots of questions from patients, and even individuals online, seeking advice about the best ways to care for veneers.

First off, it is important to know what type of veneers you have or are planning to get. If your veneers are made from 100% porcelain ceramic, which is very similar to enamel, they are likely very resistant to staining, discoloration, scratching, and chipping. Dr. Kosdon generally recommends that his patients choose high-quality ceramic materials, like feldspathic porcelain and e.max®, for their durability and superior aesthetics. He points out that some dentists may offer composite resin veneers that cost less, but lack the strength and cosmetic integrity of all-ceramic materials. Generally speaking, individuals with composite resin veneers need to be more aware of how they care for their veneers in order to extend their longevity.

The following are Dr. Kosdon’s recommendations for proper veneer care:

If you have more questions about porcelain veneers or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon, please contact our office.

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