Porcelain veneers are very durable and are a great way to obtain a bright, even smile. The veneers are attached to your natural teeth using a special plastic cement, and the porcelain itself resists staining and withstands the forces your teeth experience when you're chewing. Generally, protecting your porcelain veneers simply involves avoiding habits that would damage or stain your natural teeth — don't chew on hard food, protect them from damage during sports, and avoid eating substances that stain your teeth.
Dental implants are artificial teeth people choose to get when they have gaps in their mouths. To get one, though, a dentist will examine a person's mouth to make sure there is enough jawbone there to support the implant. The bone the dentist examines is located in the jaw, just below or above where the gap is, and here are a few things you should understand about this bone and how it affects the ability to get dental implants.