Do Veneers Stain With Coffee?

Can my new veneers lose their whiteness or stain through coffee of wine?

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Types of Stains

Two types of staining exist: Intrinsic and Extrinsic.

Intrinsic Staining

  1. This occurs mostly when the veneer absorbs the food or drinking colouring and changes colour permanently.
  2. However, this usually only happens with composite veneers that are made of a high strength plastic.
  3. Initially, they do not stain and look good. But over time they may change in different ways including tooth wear and a difference in colour.
  4. Composite veneers tend to pick up colouring from various foods and drink like curries and red wine.
  5. Composite veneers made in the laboratory (takes two visits) tend to be stronger and have better glossy finishes when compared to composite veneers created in the surgery in one visit.
  6. For this reason, laboratory-made composite veneers tend not to pick up as much staining.

However, the nature of plastics is as such that over time they will start to look worn and discoloured.

If you are trying to avoid discolouration, staining and damaging your veneers, we would recommend opting for veneers made of porcelain, which will not change in shape or colour over time.

Extrinsic Staining

This usually occurs with everyday tea, coffee, red wine, and curries. It can also occur in smokers.

It is usually staining that is stuck to the outside of the teeth.

Any high gloss finished veneer will not stain in this way.

However, excessive texturing on the surface of both composite and porcelain veneers can easily pick this staining up.

This staining also occurs on the backs of the teeth that have been veneered since this is a normal tooth structure.

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Treatment for Discolouration

It is easy to remove external staining with regular visits to our practice and booking an appointment with our hygienist dental staff.

During the cleaning process, all stains on your teeth will be removed, leaving your teeth clean and polished.

However, without a change in dietary habits, these stains will simply return, and ongoing visits will become necessary to remove the staining continuously.

Also, stained surfaces microscopically tend to attract more plaque and tartar. Read more.

This can cause future gum disease and tooth decay.

Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove.

Since they mostly occur in composite veneers, they often require additional treatment to re-establish the surfaces of the veneers.

However, the process is simple, aesthetics can be easily restored and imperfections improved.

We offer a free consultation so you can visit us at one of our consulting rooms in Hertfordshire or London.

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Learn more about what we offer here at the Perfect Smile Studios.

Many reasons patients in London and beyond choose us is because of our attention to detail, the care we provide, how we prepare and the results we achieve.

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Pain-free Treatments

Veneers are usually not painful whilst you are having the treatment.

However, some have reported slight sensitivity during the settling down after the final fitting – this is quite normal and nothing to worry over. It usually only lasts for a few days and very soon after subsidies. More.

The sensitivity is due to the bonding process where an inorganic substance (the veneer) bonded to an organic component (your tooth).

In complex cases, involving a large amount of treatment, you may experience a little uncomfortableness while your teeth settle down.

Treatment Plan
  • At your first appointment, your dentist will look at the general health of your teeth and gums, your bite and understand your goals for your smile; and then see if any fundamental issues need addressing before cosmetic veneer work can begin.
  • We will also discuss the type of veneers that may be suitable and how many veneers you’ll likely need to achieve your desired smile. In some patients, it may be possible to get some veneers placed at an initial phase and then have the possibility of additional shells in the future.


Minimal or No Preparation
  • We will always plan your new smile before any treatment begins. We aim to provide you with the most conservative and preservative dentistry.
  • To prevent excessive tooth preparation, we design your new smile in a way that minimises tooth preparation. We also provide options to have orthodontic or teeth straightening treatment carried out before any cosmetic veneer work starts.
  • Your teeth are already well aligned, so very minimal or hardly any tooth preparation becomes necessary.
  • If you are concerned, we advise that you speak to us in your complimentary consultation. We will be able to provide you with suitable solutions. More.

Veneer Costs

Treatment Cost
£600 to £750 per tooth
£600 to £750 per tooth
£850 to £950 per tooth

Benefits include:

  • Non-invasive treatment: requires little tooth preparation beforehand, so teeth are not weakened.

  • Drill-free: Drills are only used sparingly to help with bonding.

  • Customised, patient-specific smile: Veneers can be used along with other subtle changes in your smile or a complete set of veneers and create a more extreme smile makeover. All treatments will leave you with a beautiful straight smile.

  • Impressive cosmetic results:  We use porcelain material to create beautiful aesthetic results. Ultrathin veneers are a unique and popular cosmetic dentistry solution.

  • Does not increase teeth sensitivity: Since hardly any enamel is removed, you are less likely to experience sensitivity in your teeth post-treatment.

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Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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    We often recommend veneers for our patients looking to achieve new, breathtaking and durable smiles.

    Veneers have many more amazing advantages to both dental hygiene and general health – this is because their purpose is to create a stable and healthy oral foundation and improve patients’ smiles.

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