How to take care of Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are created to look like natural teeth while masking flaws in the front portion of your teeth in order to enhance your overall appearance. They have the ability to change the shape, size, length, and color of your teeth and also provide strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Maintaining porcelain veneers are actually quite simple:
- Treat them as you would your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing.They are one of the kindest restorations to gum tissues that we currently have in dentistry. Don’t be afraid of damaging your laminates by either flossing or brushing. Any non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste is acceptable.
- One week after your veneers are placed, you will be required to return to the dental clinic for a follow-up visit and evaluation so that your dentist can see how your mouth is reacting to the veneers. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital for the longevity of your veneers.
- Try not to chew or bite on hard objects such as ice, your fingernails, pens, and pencils. If you chew on a hard object, it could cause your veneers to chip or get damaged.
- If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, your dentist may advise you to wear a bite guard so that you do not damage your veneers.
- You should also return to your dentist for your six monthly regular professional maintenance because porcelain veneers should be polished with a specially formulated, non-abrasive paste, and because your dentist needs to inspect your oral cavity for any sign of potential failure.
- Everyone already knows what a bad habit smoking is and it is also bad for your veneers. It can cause your veneers to become stained and discolored. If you want them to look their best then you need to make sure you do not smoke.
Porcelain veneers can make a tremendous improvement to your appearance and confidence. Taking proper care of them will ensure you have for them many years.
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