Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Close-up of veneers being placed onto teeth

Your smile is a valuable and visible part of your who you are.

More than 99% of American adults see a smile as an important social asset, and more than 70% believe an unattractive smile can negatively affect someone’s success.

But when you’re unhappy or self-conscious about how your smile looks, you may try to hide it or even avoid conversations.

There is a better way with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are America’s second most popular dental treatment, just behind teeth whitening.

But what makes them so popular?

Let’s look at this and other questions, such as whether porcelain veneers stain.

What types of problems do dental veneers fix?

Veneers are routinely used in the following situations:

  • Restoring broken or chipped teeth
  • Hiding gaps in the teeth
  • Fixing teeth that are worn down
  • Covering discolored teeth

That said, there are many other reasons people choose veneers. So, it is best to speak to a specialist to determine if they are right for you.

What are the different types of veneers?

There are three main types of dental veneers, but they are most commonly made out of porcelain or composite resin.

Depending on the chosen kind of veneer, your dentist will remove a specific amount of your original tooth to achieve a natural-looking fit.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain. Once the veneer is ready, your dentist can place it on your prepared tooth and bond it.

In general, porcelain veneers are considered a more permanent solution for improving the appearance of teeth.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are made of a mixture of resin and acrylic.

Your dentist will etch the surface of your tooth before applying a thin layer of the composite material to your prepared tooth and complete the process by hardening the composite veneer with a special light.

Composite veneers are considered a more affordable and convenient option.


This specific brand of porcelain veneers takes less time and is less invasive to apply.

The process is more straightforward; usually, these veneers don’t require a local anesthetic or temporary veneers.

Do porcelain veneers stain?

Though porcelain veneers can be stained over time, it is no easy task because they are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth.

This fact means they do not stain like your regular teeth, either.

Additionally, porcelain veneers are more resistant to damage.

Although coffee and dark liquids aren’t off the menu, we recommend moderation, as you can still stain your remaining natural teeth.

What should you do after you get veneers?

Look after your new smile and avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects like pencils or ice.

Getting used to them may take a few days, but it is essential to let your dentist know if your bite does not feel right.

Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing daily as you normally would.

The bottom line: Make your dream smile come true!

Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic option with a significant social factor.

They can boost your confidence and keep you smiling for years.

So book your appointment for porcelain veneers and discuss your new smile today.

Contact us today:

Bawa Dentistry proudly improves people’s smiles living in Manassas, Chantilly, Gainesville, Herndon, Reston, Clifton, Warrenton, or Bristow areas, VA.

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