Any people wish for a more attractive smile. Understanding the impact the smile has on each of our lives; it is easy to see why this facial feature is directly linked to our level of confidence. In recent years, dental veneers have allowed millions of people to experience dramatic smile transformation. In our office near Eastvale, you can find your best smile, too.
Anytime the teeth are treated with dental restorations, proper care leads to longevity. To ensure porcelain veneers remain intact for many years, bear in mind these tips.
Porcelain is a material that we often assume to be fragile. Veneers made from high quality porcelain, are actually quite strong. Regular chewing should not pose any threat to veneers. It is important to keep in mind that veneers are covers that have been bonded to teeth. Therefore, biting with a twist, such as to bite a piece of taffy could weaken the bond between a veneer and the tooth. Hard objects such as ice, hard candy, carrots, and nuts tend to place extra stress even on natural teeth. Regularly biting on hard objects can weaken veneers or crack porcelain.
Certain habits can impact the longevity of veneers. Biting fingernails or pen caps, opening bottles with teeth, smoking, clenching or grinding teeth, and even oral hygiene are all factors that have an effect on veneers. If you know that you clench or grind your teeth at night, your dentist may create a night guard to reduce the intense pressure on teeth during sleep.
One of the premier benefits of porcelain veneers is that they feature a glaze coating that makes them resistant to stains. This does not mean that porcelain will never stain. Just as natural enamel can become dulled with regular consumption of tea, coffee, red wine, and dark berries, so can porcelain.
Oral hygiene is an important part of oral health, and aids in the longevity of dental veneers. Teeth should be brushed twice a day, avoiding abrasive whitening toothpastes, and they should be flossed every day. Most suitable toothpastes are the gel type, as they are less abrasive to the glaze on porcelain veneers. Hygienists also need to be made aware that you have porcelain veneers, so that abrasive tools or pastes are not used during professional cleanings.
Enhancing the smile with cosmetic dentistry is a commitment into your appearance. It is our goal that our patients receive a substantial return on their investment. Contact Dr Ami Shah and her team of associates at Absolute Dental