Porcelain veneers are dental restorations that effectively improve the overall appearance of teeth. If you are worried about any discoloration, give porcelain veneers a try. However, just like our natural teeth, porcelain veneers can wear out – and without proper care, they can wear out much faster than you think.
You don’t need to have another restoration treatment after your porcelain veneers. Here are aftercare instructions you might want to follow from now on.
Thorough brushing and flossing
Even though you’ve had your teeth restored, regular brushing and flossing are still necessary to maintain healthy teeth. Usually, teeth with porcelain veneers require no special rules in cleaning. You just have to be thorough and diligent in taking care of your teeth. Although tooth decay cannot penetrate in veneered teeth, it is still important to keep them plaque-free since plaque and other bacteria can still accumulate on the edges of veneers as well as surrounding teeth.
Avoid flexing the veneers
Porcelain veneers may be durable, but the material may not be able to withstand twisting and bending forces. This means that using veneered teeth in actions that require any reaping or tearing, such as tearing open a bag of chips, can provide more damage to teeth than biting into and through objects.
Reduce heavy biting when having veneers
Porcelain veneers are designed to withstand normal functioning of teeth, but anything more than that can be traumatic to veneered teeth. This may include extreme acts that cause heavy pressure on your teeth, such as biting on bobby pins or even mundane activities like chewing on ice. The pressure could break or crack the surface of the veneers.
We at Marshall Dental can transform your smile with the use of porcelain veneers. Know more about how to take care of your veneered teeth by calling us at (540) 373-2273 to book an appointment with our dentists today!