How Do Porcelain Veneers Eliminate Stains on Teeth?

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Porcelain veneers are custom-made thin porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Dr. Michaela Tozzi uses them to help her patients improve how their smile looks. These veneers can be used during a smile makeover to fix cracks, chips, gaps, yellowing, stains, discoloration, or worn-down teeth. They are a minimally-invasive procedure that can quickly repair a smile. Patients choose veneers to address several different oral health issues at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Las Vegas, NV.

Who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Dr. Tozzi is a board-certified doctor of dental medicine who is highly trained in the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of oral health conditions. During a dental exam, she will look for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Ultimately, any dental issue must be fixed before getting veneers. Dr. Tozzi thoroughly examines each patient to determine if they have enough tooth enamel for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. During the porcelain veneers process, a small amount of enamel is removed to help your veneers bond successfully. Her patients in Las Vegas, NV have used porcelain veneers to improve stains between teeth as well as the shape, width, alignment, size, or color of their teeth.

The veneers process

To prepare teeth for veneers, Dr. Tozzi will remove a thin layer of your tooth enamel. This is important since it makes sure that your veneers sit evenly on the front surface of your teeth and look natural. Next, she will create a physical model of your veneers based on your customizations. A digital impression is taken of your teeth and digital and physical models are sent to the lab for your veneers to be made. After they’re ready, you will come back to our dental office to be fitted. We can make minor adjustments to make sure you have the best possible fit. After these adjustments, the veneers are bonded to your teeth to and cover stains on your natural teeth

Why veneers won’t stain like natural teeth

Your natural tooth enamel is what is responsible for absorbing the color of the food you eat. However, veneers do not become discolored over time as the material is known to deflect stains. This means that veneers allow you to have a bright and white smile for years to come.

How to clean veneers

Caring for porcelain veneers helps ensure they last a long time. While porcelain veneers don’t stain, the edges of a veneer can develop brown lines. To protect and care for your veneers, follow these tips:

  1. Follow an efficient oral hygiene routine: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily ensures that your teeth and gums stay healthy. It also helps reduce your chance of developing gum disease. Proper oral hygiene is imperative for making sure that your veneers last a long time. You should also floss normally with veneers.

  2. Schedule regular dental exams and dental cleanings: A dental exam and routine dental cleaning at our Las Vegas, NV office allow Dr. Tozzi to detect any existing oral health issues quickly. This way she can repair them before they become painful or require the need for a more invasive procedure.

  3. Don’t chew on hard or sharp objects: Chewing on hard objects can lead to cracks or breaks in your porcelain veneers or natural teeth.

Improve how your smile looks and functions with porcelain veneers

Dr. Michaela Tozzi uses veneers to address different dental issues. This cosmetic dentistry procedure helps patients in Las Vegas, NV to change the color, length, size, shape, or width of their teeth with thin shells of porcelain. To learn more about veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Michaela Tozzi, DMD to schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.