Without a doubt, porcelain veneers are the highest quality veneers you can get in modern dentistry. Porcelain veneers are specially built in a laboratory setting and treated with a special glaze that makes them exceptionally durable in both strength and color stability. Still, many patients want to know if porcelain veneers become discoloured. The simple answer is yes, it is possible, but you should keep in mind that this won’t happen for fifteen years or so. The lifespan of your porcelain veneers is long and for about fifteen years, they should give you no trouble whatsoever with discolouration. You will not experience any yellowing and your porcelain veneers will retain their whiteness and luminescence. However, if your porcelain veneers become damaged and substances penetrate the special glaze that the porcelain has been treated with, staining could occur. If you are a smoker, there is also a chance that your porcelain veneers will become yellow. While porcelain veneers truly are the best on the market, they are not magical! If you do not take care of them, they will become damaged or stained, especially by frequent tobacco use. Most patients who practice good oral hygiene and live a healthy lifestyle report no trouble at all with their porcelain veneers, wearing them well for the full lifespan of the specially treated porcelain. For more questions, see your West London dentist about porcelain veneers today.