June 24, 2018
Are you ready to revamp your self-esteem with an attractive smile? That is great! Your cosmetic dentist can help you make a long-term investment with porcelain veneers. They instantly cover cosmetic imperfections like dark tooth discoloration, chips, and alignment issues. Overall, you will have bright white teeth that have an improved shape and proportion. To ensure that your new smile lasts, it is best to care for them properly.
Maintain Your Oral Hygiene
Although the veneers are not subject to tooth decay, your underlying teeth can still suffer from cavities. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is best to brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. To prevent causing scratches on the veneers, do not brush aggressively or use an abrasive toothpaste. Do not forget to floss in between each tooth before going to bed.
Avoid Chips and Cracks
Now, veneers are strong and durable, but they are not indestructible. They can chip, crack, and come loose if you are not careful. To avoid causing damage to them, it is best to chew overly hard foods, like nuts, with your back teeth.
Never use your teeth as tools, such as to open packages. This can cause your veneers to break. You should also avoid chewing on objects, like your nails, pens, or pencils to keep your veneers undamaged.
Prevent Potential Tooth Discoloration
Porcelain allows you to maintain a bright smile because it is stain-resistant; however, there are several factors that may cause them to appear discolored. If small scratches develop on their surfaces, darkly pigmented food particles can become trapped in them, which is why it is important to avoid abrasive dental products.
Over time, the bond between your veneers and your teeth may start to weaken. This can cause food particles to become trapped between the two. Not only can this lead to tooth decay, but it can also cause the veneers to appear discolored. If you notice that the bonding is starting to weaken, visit your dentist right away.
Don’t Skip Dental Appointments
You will still need a cleaning and checkup with your cosmetic dentist twice a year. Not only will they keep your teeth and gums healthy, but they will also check your veneers for damage. If they find any area of concern, they can quickly replace the veneer to maintain your flawless smile.
Invest in Yourself Today!
If you are ready to make a true investment in yourself, it is time to see if porcelain veneers are right for you. With the right care, they can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. With a proactive approach, you can help to ensure that your new smile will last.
About Dr. Michael Ryan
Dr. Michael Ryan provides comprehensive dental care to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Due to his advanced training, he offers many areas of specialty, including cosmetic dentistry. He can help you improve your teeth with porcelain veneers. Contact Ryan Dental Group today to see if they are right for you.