If you want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, porcelain dental veneers are one of the best options. They are ultra-thin custom-made shells of ceramic or porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Veneers look like natural teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover misshapen or discolored teeth. They can change the whole appearance of a tooth.
However, a common concern is learning how to take good care of veneers so they last for as long as possible.We’re sharing the basics of veneer maintenance so that you can keep your smile beautiful for years.Dental veneers are actually highly resistant to coffee, tea or cigarette stains and they don’t really require special care.
You shouldn’t be afraid to brush or floss your veneers. There are only two things to keep in mind: use a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Proper oral hygiene will also reduce the risk of gum diseases which prevents your gums from receding and exposing the tops of your veneers.
Also make sure to schedule regular visits to your dentist. As recommended do your check-ups once every six months for a thorough cleaning.
Your daily routine for maintaining Dental Veneers
If you are someone who grinds their teeth the amount of pressure that this puts on them potentially damages your veneers and your natural teeth as well. It’s important to let your dentist know. In this case it’s best for you to wear a bite guard as it protects the teeth and minimizes the stress placed on them.
Dental veneers are very durable, but they aren’t as strong as your natural teeth. That’s why you should avoid chewing on hard objects like pens for example, because you may damage your veneers.
As we mentioned above porcelain veneers are resistant to stains. However, just like natural teeth they may be stained over time. It’s best to avoid stain-causing foods and beverages like berries, red wine or coffee.
If you want to have healthy teeth the usual dental check-ups every six months are a must. This ensures that any potential problems are spotted before they become an issue. Also your dentist uses a professional equipment to clean and polish your veneers which makes them look their best for the longest.
Dr. Gallegos can give you personal advice for at-home care of your veneers in order to prolog their lifespan for as much as possible.
Porcelain dental veneers are there for your beautiful smile. By hiding any imperfections on your teeth you can forget about the insecurities and enjoy your veneers. Just like your natural teeth they need good oral hygiene to look good and healthy. If you dream of that celebrity smile getting them is the right thing to do.
As you’ve seen they’re easy to maintain but if you still have any hesitations or questions, you can always contact our team here at Gallegos Family Dentistry.