Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Porcelain veneer being held up to a smiling woman's teeth

You’ve probably heard of veneers. Maybe you’re thinking of getting them.

So many people are getting porcelain veneers these days.

Why is that?

Porcelain has some incredible qualities that make this type of veneer stand out from the rest.

They’re radiant and durable… But here’s the million-dollar question:

Are porcelain veneers stain-resistant?

In this blog, we’ll answer that for you and explain what makes porcelain veneers so special.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made from extremely thin shells of porcelain material.

The shells are permanently bonded to the front surface of your prepared tooth, providing a layer of protection similar to enamel.

They’re custom-made to perfectly fit on your teeth and improve your smile’s appearance.

Porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams.

They have the power to conceal any dental imperfections.

The porcelain design provides a gorgeous life-like look that’ll blend in with your natural teeth.

You’ll never hesitate to show off your smile again!

And good news:

Porcelain veneers are low-maintenance.

Do porcelain veneers stain?

Porcelain veneers don’t stain easily.

Porcelain is a naturally non-porous material.

A protective glaze is applied to porcelain veneers, which gives them that natural appearance.


It prevents the veneers from absorbing stains!

However, your natural teeth behind the veneers can still stain as they normally would.

To maximize the lifespan of your veneers, you’ll want to limit your consumption of highly pigmented foods and drinks such as:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Colas
  • Dark berries
  • Tomato sauce

This is because the veneers could start to show discoloration over time.

But maintaining porcelain veneers is relatively simple.

How do I take care of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are extremely durable, although they can still get damaged. So you’ll want to be careful.

You should floss daily, brush gently at least twice a day, and visit your dentist regularly.

Your family dentist may suggest a type of toothpaste to use, as some varieties are abrasive.

To avoid damaging your veneers, you may also want to avoid:

  • Chewing on ice and hard foods, which could chip the porcelain)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption, which can ruin the bonding material)
  • Acidic foods and beverages, which can erode the bonding material)
  • Sticky candies

They’re a long-term solution that completely transforms your smile.

Porcelain veneers will give you an extra boost of confidence to speak, smile, laugh, meet people, go for job interviews, and take photos!

Are you considering getting porcelain veneers?

Your NW Calgary dental team is happy to help!

At 16TH Avenue Dental, Dr. My Le will provide you with the best cosmetic care possible.

Book a consultation to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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