You finally have the smile you’ve always wanted, thanks to your dental professional and a set of veneers. Nothing is going to ruin your smile now! But wait – how exactly does one take proper care of their new porcelain veneers? If you want your porcelain veneers to last, proper maintenance is essential.
Once the veneers are set in place you will receive a set of instructions about how to maintain the veneers. But, the thing is, these instructions aren’t too far from what you should be doing on a daily as it is. See? Couldn’t be easier…
Good dental hygiene. Brush and floss daily with soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste containing fluoride. Good oral care at home helps prevent periodontitis which can cause your gums to recede. Veneers are placed right at the gum line. If your gums do start to recede the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.
Avoid excessive force. It’s a terrible habit to have in the first place, but no biting your fingernails, hairpins, ice or hard candy. These types of things can break or dislodge a veneer.
No clenching and grinding your teeth. By grinding your teeth your veneers can be chipped or broken due to the force generated by these actions. If you suffer from bruxism at night, be sure to talk to your dental professional about a night guard to protect your teeth and veneers.
Avoid stains. Although porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining, the cement used to hold them in place can stain over time. Try to avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine and tobacco.
For more information about veneer maintainence, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serves patients from Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda and all surrounding areas.