Porcelain Veneers are often used to improve the appearance of teeth impacted by medications such as tetracycline or the over-fluoridation of water (fluorosis). With veneers, Burke cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban can produce a consistently white appearance that, while achieved with restorations, looks and feels just like natural tooth enamel. However, unlike natural tooth enamel, porcelain veneers cannot be whitened once they have become stained.
Veneers cannot be whitened, but they are resistant to staining. What’s more, when cared for properly, keeping your veneers bright and beautiful for years to come is really quite easy. To keep porcelain veneers stain-free:
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to brush after every meal and snack
- Floss both morning and night
- Minimize consumption of dark foods and beverages, and always brush within 30 minutes of consuming these items
- Visit our office every six months for professional cleanings
Keeping porcelain veneers white requires nothing more than what you should already have in place as your oral health routine. If special attention is needed, Dr. Marzban can discuss home care with you during your regular visits to our office.
If you have questions about porcelain veneers, please contact us online or call 703-323-8200 to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Marzban serves patients living in Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and all surrounding areas of Virginia.