When it comes to transforming imperfect teeth into a beautiful smile, dental veneers are a trusted solution. Veneers are thin, customized shells of porcelain that are placed on the front surface of your teeth. Cosmetic veneers are meant to cover up your imperfections, so they are only used on the front or visible teeth of your smile. Fortunately, veneers are a permanent and highly versatile means of attaining that perfect smile. They can address a wide range of aesthetic dental flaws, including teeth that are discolored, broken, chipped, gapped and crooked.
While porcelain veneers are remarkably strong and durable, they still need proper care and attention if you want them to retain their appearance. Just because you can’t see all of your natural teeth, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. You are still at risk for decay, gum disease and other oral health conditions. The cosmetic investment you’ve made towards your smile should never compromise or dismiss the health of your teeth and gums.
Keeping your mouth healthy while also fostering a long lifespan of your dental veneers is possible if you adhere to the following:
- Maintain consistent oral hygiene (brushing/flossing)
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste
- Take steps to prevent gum disease
- Schedule frequent dental check-ups
- Avoid chewing hard objects or opening packages with your veneers
- Stay away from dark, tooth-staining foods and drinks
- Address your teeth grinding habit
- Quit smoking
Improving your smile with veneers can be a life-changing investment in cosmetic dentistry. Whether you need to kick a bad oral habit or up your dental hygiene game, you’ll be glad that you did your part to protect your dental veneers. Try to care for your veneers like you would your natural teeth, as they are still subject to damage and normal wear and tear. If your veneer becomes loose or dislodged, always see your cosmetic dentist as soon as possible.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, call Gainesville Dental Group today!
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM