A porcelain veneer is a type of dental veneer, i.e., a thin tooth-like cover placed over existing teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections. Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or resin composite material. The advantage of porcelain veneers is their stain-resistant feature that helps keep a shiny bright smile for a longer time. Additionally, porcelain veneers perfectly reflect light just as natural teeth do - adding to the authentic feel.
Porcelain veneers are typically chosen to cover stained, chipped, misaligned, irregularly shaped, or broken teeth or fill up gaps between teeth. A visit to the dentist will help figure out what type of veneers you may need and how you may go about getting them for your teeth.
Although hard and long-lasting, veneers need to be maintained well. Do not chew on very hard objects such as nails or hard foods. Also, consider getting mouthguards if you are in the habit of grinding your teeth. That being said, no special care is required, and you may continue the standard oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth twice a day. You need not go out of your way to avoid stain-inducing foods or beverages but keep in mind that veneers may also get stained over a long period of time.