Essential Care for Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be an investment in your smile. Our cosmetic dentist can perfect your smile with dental veneers if you suffer from stained, gapped, chipped or misshapen teeth. Taking care of your new veneers properly can protect your investment and allow you to continue to share your beautiful white smile with confidence.

 

Although porcelain veneers are wafer thin, they are extremely strong and durable. A small portion of your natural enamel is removed, and the dental veneers are bonded to your teeth to conceal any imperfections. Porcelain is very stain resistant, which means you can continue to enjoy many of your favorite foods without fear. However, you will need to avoid some foods and beverages. For example, wine and other alcoholic beverages can dissolve the bonding on your veneers, which can lead to premature failure of the restoration.

 

You will also need to avoid any habits or snacks that could chip or crack your dental veneers. Ice, hard objects and exceptionally stick or hard foods should all be avoided. If you grind your teeth, talk to our dentist about whether you should be wearing a mouth guard, which can protect all your teeth and your porcelain veneers from wear and damage.

 

Finally, brush your teeth after meals, floss daily and visit our porcelain veneers dentist every six months for a comprehensive exam and cleaning. Call us today to schedule your appointment.