What are Veneers?
Veneers are a thin layer of strong material, usually porcelain, that slide over your real teeth. Therefore, they are a perfect solution to achieving an even, natural-looking smile if you have uneven teeth, gaps, chips, or discoloration. Even though the dental veneer process is pretty simple, there are some considerations to make when caring for your veneers to ensure that they last as long as they’re built to. Here are five tips for caring for your dental veneers.
- Protect Your Teeth
- Get Your Teeth Polished
- Maintain Your Oral Healthcare Routine
- Avoid Staining
- Don’t Bite on Anything Too Hard
If you play contact sports or grind your teeth, make sure to wear a mouthguard or any other protective gear to keep your teeth out of harm’s way. The last thing you want is to chip or break your veneers!
Dr. Tran can polish your veneers every three months to keep them looking clean and stain-free!
Once you have veneers, you can pretty much treat them as you would your normal teeth. This means that you should absolutely brush and floss your teeth twice a day to ensure that your teeth are healthy, even if you are seeing a dentist to get them polished.
Veneers are quite stain resistant but wine, tea, coffee, berries, and other beverages and foods that cause staining should be used in moderation. Cigarette smoking can also stain veneers. Since you already know that it’s bad for your general health, before getting your veneers is a good time to quit. We want to keep your veneers looking as shiny and white as possible. (And keep you as healthy as possible.)
Do you tend to chew on pens or pencils or fingernails? Do you like to crunch down on ice? If so, that could be bad news for your veneers. Try to minimize the amount of hard objects and foods that come in contact with your teeth.
Alder Trails Dental
Are you interested in dental veneers? Our team can work with you to create customized, natural-looking veneers to restore your smile. Contact our friendly staff to schedule your consultation today!