Porcelain Veneers: Answering Your Pressing Questions

smileredlipswhiteteethYou may have thought you knew everything there is to know about improving your smile with veneers, which was probably a huge factor in your decision-making process. However, as you become more serious about choosing porcelain veneers to make over your smile, you may find that curiosities and concerns suddenly begin to make their way into your mind. Rather than worrying about final details, we encourage you to look over the following frequently asked questions. The more you know about what to expect, the more confident you can feel about choosing a cosmetic treatment that works for you:

Pressing Questions (And Answers) About Veneers

Question: Are veneers fragile?

Answer: Because you may immediately think of porcelain dishes or figurines when you hear “porcelain,” you may automatically assume veneers are fragile. However, they are anything but delicate. You can expect great durability from them, as they are typically considered almost as sturdy as your natural teeth.

Question: Will my smile look natural after you place my veneers?

Answer: Yes, porcelain veneers are so strong and so natural looking because of the way they are engineered. Somewhat like the way natural teeth are made of many translucent tissue layers, veneers are crafted from multiple thin porcelain layers. The result is a shell that looks very similar to your own teeth. You can expect a beautiful, lifelike looking finished product.

Question: Will I need to avoid staining foods and brush constantly?

Answer: No and no. Porcelain veneers rest partly on their reputation for excellent stain resistance. You can continue eating your favorite foods and drinks – even deeply pigmented ones like coffee – without concern. You will not need to brush differently, either. We will instruct you to care for your improved smile the same way you did your natural smile. Brush twice daily with a soft-bristle brush, avoid abrasive products, and floss once a day.


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Newton at Celina Family Dentistry by calling (214) 851-0130. Located in the 75009 area, we serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.