Veneers are one of the most popular options on the market to help restore the beauty to your smile. Veneers are available to anyone looking to brighten their teeth or add appeal to a smile that may otherwise be weighing on their self-esteem. The thin porcelain material that mimics enamel bonds to the front of your natural tooth, thus concealing minor imperfections and providing durability equal to your natural tooth.
Like any cosmetic procedure, veneers are an investment. An investment that you should care for so that you may enjoy them for many years to come. Caring for your veneers is as simple as caring for your own natural teeth, which we will discuss below.
- Oral Hygiene
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry suggests brushing and flossing the veneers as you would your regular teeth. Brushing properly with a fluoride toothpaste daily, and flossing will help keep plaque at bay and the veneers properly and securely bonded. The veneers are not susceptible to decay, however the tooth below is.
- Dental Checkups
Maintaining the veneers is very important so that they may last. Regular dental visits will allow the dentist to monitor your veneers, other teeth, and gums to check for any problems that might arise. Preventing problems before the patient may detect them will help preserve the veneers.
The same foods you enjoyed with your natural teeth you may enjoy with veneers. You may eat candy, nuts, and other hard textured food. Savor them carefully, the over use of your veneers on such tough foods may shorten their life. The great thing about veneers is that they do not stain. You can have coffee, wine, and other colored food and drinks without the fear of discoloration. Do not use your teeth to bite on hard non food substances such as; pens, ice, opening packages, or other tough objects.
- Mouth Guard
A mouth guard might be a great option for patients that grind their teeth. This guard will help protect the veneers from breaking or detaching.
With all of these helpful tips in mind, your veneers will provide you with increased self-confidence, enhanced functionality, and overall satisfaction. If you would like more information about veneers or any other cosmetic procedure contact us today.