How to Make the Most out of Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Scott Wagner is known for the thoughtfulness and expertise he carries throughout every appointment. Cosmetic dentistry is a life time investment, one that Eccella Smiles doesn’t take lightly. When you visit Eccella Smiles, you can expect to receive the comprehensive care you deserve that extends beyond your time in the chair. Maintaining the health of your cosmetic dentistry is just as important as the procedure itself. Here we will discuss some tips on how to get the most out of your porcelain veneers long term.
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About Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are often used to elongate a tooth or teeth. They can also be used to disguise slight turning, stains, chips or gaps. Since porcelain veneers have many common characteristics with enamel, their presence in the mouth looks very natural. To start the process, tooth impressions are made and sent to a lab where veneers are crafted out of durable dental porcelain. These veneers are made to exact specifications to give the desired result.   
How Long Do Your Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are bonded to tooth enamel with a strong chemical solution. This chemical bond is  intended to last through normal eating for several years. With proper care and usage, it’s possible for porcelain veneers to last for up to 15 years.
Porcelain veneers can be vulnerable to the same types of degradation as natural teeth due to biting, chewing and diet. Besides normal wear and tear, veneers may also need to be replaced due to decay. It is important that you brush and floss properly to prevent decay from forming in the margins between your natural teeth and the veneer.
How Will My Veneers Look?
Porcelain is stain resistant, making a great option for veneers. Though a mouth with veneers can still be susceptible to staining, but not in the way you may think. We have found that substances like coffee or tobacco can discolor the margins around the edges of veneers, as well as surrounding natural teeth. To maintain an even tone on your smile, it is important that you develop strategies to protect against these kinds of stains.  
The Magic Is In The Follow Through
The longevity of Veneers is supported by good habits. In addition to good home routines, it’s important that you visit your dentist regularly for follow ups. Eccella Smiles is here to help in all aspects of your veneers journey, contact us today will any questions.
Is it time to bring out the best in your smile? Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more. Call (904) 853-3102 or visit for more information.