Smoking and Dental Veneers

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Patients choose dental veneers to mask a variety of cosmetic flaws. Common flaws include gaps, crooked teeth, chips, and cracks in the teeth. Many patients also have smiles that are discolored due to damage that comes with age or self-made stains. Those who smoke find that their teeth are plagued with dental stains due to the color of tobacco that they are inhaling. Getting porcelain dental veneers is a great way to cover such a flaw and show a bright new smile.

Smokers do have something important to keep in mind if they are considering getting dental veneers. Our expert in porcelain veneer in Los Angeles uses the material for several reasons. Porcelain is strong, durable, and reflects light in much the same way that tooth enamel does, making your smile look natural. Porcelain is also stain resistant. This means that if you smoke, you’re the color of your veneers may not be noticeably affected. However, the composite bonding used to set the veneers to the teeth can stain. Smokers must be aware that this material may become yellow or brown due to the color of tobacco, greatly affecting the edges of the teeth and the overall look of the smile.

For more information about smoking and dental veneers, visit our site or call to schedule an appointment today.

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