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Could a Coffee Habit Tarnish My Veneers?

April 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — brickdentist @ 9:06 pm
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A set of beautiful veneers can completely change your life, allowing you to project a new confidence to the people that you meet. Truly loving your smile will make noticeable improvements to your social life, romantic prospects, and even to your career.

However, there are some ingrained habits that you might not want to change because of your veneers. For example, you might wonder whether it’s necessary to skip out on your morning coffee for the sake of your new dental work—here’s what you should know.

Can Veneers Become Discolored by Coffee?

The reason why enamel can become discolored over time has to do with microscopic pores on the surface of your teeth that dark pigments can build up inside of. However, your veneers are likely going to be made of porcelain, which isn’t nearly as porous. This means that veneers are much less likely to become discolored over time as a consequence of drinking coffee.

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Coffee?

That said, there are still some potential problems that can arise from drinking too much coffee each day. While veneers are resistant to stains, they aren’t necessarily stain-proof. If you drink dark beverages excessively, or if you’re lax with your dental hygiene, it’s possible for the veneers to eventually yellow.

Moreover, it’s likely that you have veneers on some of your teeth but not on others. The fact that the veneers will become discolored at a different rate than the natural enamel will make your dental work much more obvious if you continue to consume too much coffee.

All this to say that, even with your veneers, you should still be judicious about what you drink.

What Can I Do If My Veneers Become Discolored?

The lack of pores on veneers can sometimes be a double-edged sword; while this makes them resistant to stains, it also means that professional teeth whitening is ineffective on them. When the color of your veneers has begun to change, replacement is generally the only option.

While veneers are less likely to develop stains than your teeth, you will still have to take care of them if you want them to keep shining well into the future.

About Our Practice

At Drum Point Family & Implant Dentistry, we believe that everyone ought to love their smile, no matter their age or the condition of their teeth. Whether all it takes is a few regular cleanings or a full set of veneers, we are committed to helping you get the teeth that you’ve always wanted. We will be by your side every step of the way, and we will ensure that your care is as easy and effective as it can possibly be.

If you have any questions about veneers, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (732) 451-0400.

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