Are you nervously awaiting an upcoming appointment to receive a restorative treatment? Perhaps you’re over-the-moon about the fact that you’re receiving something like a porcelain veneers or porcelain crown to restore your smile and you’re excited about the way it will look. However, you may feel extremely concerned about the way your beautiful porcelain restoration will look within several months or several years. Fortunately, you have nothing to worry about. However, to make sure you feel confident about your treatment, we have collected answers to frequently asked questions to clarify your concerns.
Q&A: Porcelain Restorations
Question: How likely are my porcelain restorations to go from bright white to stained? I’m worried that their immediate beauty will quickly fade.
Answer: Good news! Porcelain is stain resistant. Your restorations will not completely avoid staining if you neglect them. Fortunately, as long as you care for them and keep them clean, you can expect beautiful results that last.
Question: How do I go about cleaning my porcelain restorations to ensure they look beautiful without receiving stains?
Answer: You want to offer gentle – not tough – care. Avoid pressing hard while you brush and avoid abrasive toothpastes. Instead, brush gently and thoroughly with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Brush two minutes during your brushing session, twice a day. Floss once a day. The process is truly that simple.
Question: What if I love to drink coffee, red wine, or other staining foods? Do I have to stop?
Answer: You don’t have to stop but keep in mind that they will stain your porcelain restorations over time if you are not careful. Don’t worry – you have options. Either limit your intake of staining foods and beverage or rinse and brush immediately after indulging. Rinse first. Brush 30 minutes later. This offers exceptional protection against discoloration.