Coffee, tea, red wine and other foods do not stain veneers as they do real teeth because unlike tooth enamel, porcelain is not porous.
But after five or more years, some staining is likely to occur on the margins where the edge of the veneers meets the tooth.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
This means that having the veneers attached does not ruin or hurt the tooth underneath. Secondly, porcelain veneers are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth. In fact, they actually have the advantage over natural teeth in terms of resistance to damage or staining.
Do Veneers stay on forever?
Although porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent procedure since they will likely have to be replaced at some point, they can last for decades as long as you take care of them properly. Some patients may never need to replace them at all. Porcelain veneers are, however, irreversible.
Do veneers need to be replaced?
Porcelain veneers are generally sturdy and, according to 1-800-DENTIST, should last between 10 and 15 years with proper care. Depending on the type of wear or damage they incur, veneers may need cosmetic repair or full replacement. It’s up to the wearer to protect them in order to increase their lifespan.
Can you tell if someone has veneers?
Usually I like to look at the gum line. If the rim around the gum and the gaps between the teeth remain immaculately white then it’s likely they have veneers. Also if they smile wide enough sometimes you can see the back teeth will be darker than the front.