How to Care for Your Veneers?

How to Care for Your Veneers?

A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that covers the front of a tooth to improve the appearance of the tooth or teeth. Dental veneers can mask stains, fix chips, close spaces, and enhance the smile's overall appearance. At Rittenhouse Dental Group, our dentist may recommend veneers if your teeth have gaps or are chipped or crooked. If you want your smile to look its best, you should talk to our dentist about cosmetic dentistry options like porcelain veneers.

The Procedure for Dental Veneers 

During your first appointment, we will discuss your goals and review your teeth to ensure they can support the veneer. We will take some digital x-rays to ensure no underlying issues to address first. Then we will take an impression of your teeth to send to the lab where the custom veneer will be created. On your second appointment, we will place the veneers, making any final adjustments to ensure a proper fit. Once the veneer is placed, we can cement it or temporarily place it on your tooth to see how it looks. If you are happy with the look, then we can permanently bond it into place. Your teeth may be sensitive following your appointment but should subside within a day or two.

The Benefits of Veneers

There are many benefits of choosing dental veneers to improve your smile. They address many cosmetic flaws, such as cracked, misshapen, chipped, and worn teeth. They look natural and are stain-resistant to maintain their appearance for many years. They are also easy to care for and don’t require any special care. With proper oral hygiene, you can expect your veneers to last for many years.

How to Take Care of Your Veneers?

  • Flossing and brushing your teeth daily are advised to prevent tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or bite your nails. These activities can chip the veneer or damage it in other ways.
  • Treat your veneers like you would natural teeth. That means avoiding hard foods, like ice or popcorn kernels, that could crack or break the veneer.
  • Always use non-abrasive toothpaste when you brush your teeth. Abrasive toothpaste can wear away at the veneer over time.
  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings, as this will ensure that your teeth stay healthy and strong.

Patients can achieve a straighter, whiter, and more uniform-looking smile simply by changing the appearance of their front teeth with dental veneers. Contact Rittenhouse Dental Group at 255 S. 17TH ST., STE. 2807, Philadelphia 19103, or call 215-546-2311 to learn more about dental veneers.

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