Getting porcelain veneers is a great choice for those looking to improve their smile. Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile that can boost confidence and enhance overall oral health.
But what happens after you get your veneers? How do you make sure they stay looking great for years to come? Here’s everything you need to know about maintaining and caring for your porcelain veneers.
Cleaning Your Veneers
The most important thing you must do once you get porcelain veneers is practice good oral hygiene habits. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles that can cause cavities and gum disease.
You should also avoid smoking and drinking coffee, tea, or red wine as these can stain the surface of your veneers. And if you play sports or participate in any contact activities, wear a mouthguard to protect them from chips or other damage.
Regular Dental Visits
It’s also important to visit your dentist every six months for regular checkups so they can make sure your veneers are still in good condition and provide any necessary treatments such as professional cleanings or repairs.
Finally, there are some special considerations when it comes to taking care of porcelain veneers. Try not to chew on hard objects such as pens or ice cubes as this could potentially damage them. You should also avoid whitening products as they may not work well with your veneer material, causing discoloration over time.
By following all of these tips on maintenance and care, your porcelain veneers should remain in pristine condition for many years down the line! To find out more about how Dentistry Consilium can help keep your smile looking its best, contact us today!