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Taking Care of Your Porcelain Veneers Can Help Them Look Great for Years to Come

October 13, 2021

Taking Care of Your Porcelain Veneers Can Help Them Look Great for Years to Come

Veneers have a reputation for being a very beautiful and long-lasting tooth replacement. It’s understandable that many individuals believe that maintaining their veneers is as simple as following standard dental hygiene procedures. Basic maintenance, on the other hand, isn’t always enough to keep your porcelain veneers safe. If you’ve just obtained veneers, it’s important that you know how to care for them correctly.

Avoid the most common causes of damage

Veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years if properly cared for. However, a number of seemingly innocuous factors can cause veneers to discolor or deteriorate prematurely. You may harm your veneers if you use toothpaste that includes harsh chemicals, such as whitening toothpaste. Similarly, a toothbrush with overly harsh bristles might harm your teeth.

Coffee, red wine, dark teas, soda, and other stain-causing drinks should be avoided or limited to prevent staining. The resin that holds veneers on your teeth might be weakened by alcohol. Even small amounts of alcohol found in some types of mouthwash can have long-term negative consequences, so make sure you use an alcohol-free mouthwash.

Avoid chewing on hard objects. Because ice, nuts, and hard sweets might break porcelain veneers, you should avoid biting them. You should also refrain from using your teeth as tools for opening bottles, cutting thread, or stripping wires.

Wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers if you participate in contact or high-impact sports or if you grind your teeth at night.

These are the most prevalent causes of veneer degradation, although they are far from the only blunders that can result in premature deterioration or discoloration. Veneers are not resistant to deterioration, so any queries or concerns you have following veneer installation should be discussed with a dental expert.

Preventing oral health issues

Gum tissue and natural teeth that support your veneers might be damaged by oral health issues. Veneers, however, may increase your chance of developing certain diseases. One of the most prevalent issues is the development of cavities.

Although a porcelain veneer will not deteriorate, any exposed areas of your tooth may. Another potential danger is periodontal disease. Bacteria can easily build in the tiny gap between your gum tissue and the veneer’s border. The simplest approach to identify any issues early is to visit a dentist at least twice a year for a dental exam.

Obtain long-lasting results

You should be able to enjoy functional and appealing veneers for years to come with this information and a little work. Call California Dental Group now at (800) 407-0161 if you need to talk with a dental expert about potential concerns with your veneers or if you’re just due for a cleaning. We’ll be delighted to schedule a consultation and explain how to best safeguard your veneers in the long run.

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