How to Take Care of Porcelain Veneers

So, you have got the porcelain veneers installed on your teeth and you are pretty happier to get your charming smile back. The thoughts about past when you had the chipped teeth must be pretty daunting because it was not just the bad smile to worry about; you also used to find it extremely difficult to chew with the chipped teeth. Well, that time is now gone but you must be pretty concerned about how to make this investment last for as long as possible.

Good news is the porcelain veneers resemble natural teeth not only in aesthetics but also from the functionality perspective. As a matter of fact, some people would also say that porcelain veneers are even better than the natural teeth because they resist staining and other hostile factors which ruin natural dental health. However, one still needs to ensure proper care of these veneers because these are not the normal teeth and the enamel on it doesn’t get refreshed due to consistent circulation of blood in the teeth roots.

Avoid chewing on non-food, hard items

Some people have the habit of chewing on hard items like pen while thinking about anything. Doing this, while you have porcelain veneers installed, can be potentially harmful because you are not really feeling anything on the surface of veneers. You would really know how hard you are chewing and it can cause crack in the veneer. Although, these veneers are so strong that such breakage is unlikely most of the times, a chance of it still exists and you need to make sure that you are not taking that dangerous chance.

Dental hygiene

The buildup of plaque and tarter can occur on the veneers in the same way as that of natural teeth. Hence, the standard procedures of dental hygiene need to be followed. You need to make sure that you are brushing and flossing for the best of your dental hygiene. Furthermore, you should visit your dentist twice in every year. If you see the buildup of plaque and tartar, refer to your dental hygienist. The major advantage of following regular cleaning procedures is that you will be able to avoid certain bad dental problems such as gingivitis and cavities from occurring.

Eat foods of any type

One of the major benefits of porcelain veneers is that it doesn’t get affected by staining foods and beverages as sooner as the natural teeth. It wasn’t like this a few years ago when material wasn’t that ideal. Now, the technological advancements have made significant improvements in the porcelain which is used to make veneers and crowns.