Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are made to fit the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can restore a multitude of cosmetic issues including stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth. Cosmetic veneers can also be used to fill gaps and to lengthen or shorten teeth.

Porcelain veneers can look stained or become stained. Thankfully, these issues can be addressed when you schedule an appointment with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview.

Why Are My Veneers Staining?

Edge Staining

According to cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor, it’s not the veneers that are staining; it’s the edges of the veneer that could stain. If you have older veneers, brown lines can appear that can look unsightly.


Scratches can also develop on older porcelain veneers. Those scratches will hold food particles and debris giving your cosmetic veneers a dull or yellow appearance. Unfortunately, tooth-whitening products, even professional teeth whitening products, cannot brighten porcelain veneers, or any dental restoration for that matter. Although it may be temporary, as whitening toothpaste may be able to get into the scratches, it is best to visit your cosmetic dentist in Chicago who can clean and polish your cosmetic veneers.

Bonding Cement Issues with Porcelain Veneers

Depending on what type of cement your Glen View cosmetic dentist used, there is a slight chance that the bonding material could leak making the veneers look stained. If this happens, talk to your Chicago cosmetic dentist about re-bonding your cosmetic dental veneers.

Old Veneers Stain Easier

If your veneers are decades old, chances are the materials used aren’t as stain resistant as the dental materials used today. If your veneers are stained, talk to Dr. Gilmor about replacing your old veneers with new materials that are highly resistant to staining, chips, and cracks.

Old restorations that are stained, chipped, or cracked look just as bad as natural teeth that are worn and broken. Call or click and talk to Dr. Gilmor about restoring or replacing your old porcelain veneers. You will have more confidence and an even bigger reason to smile.

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