Porcelain veneers are a great solution to correct teeth that are misaligned, chipped, or stained. However, with a price tag between $900 and $2,500 per tooth, it’s safe to say they don’t come cheap.
If you already have veneers or are looking to get them, you should know that practicing good oral hygiene can help keep them looking their best. In this article, we’ve lined up a few useful tips on how to best care for your veneers.
You should take care of your veneers the same way you do your natural teeth – by brushing and flossing twice a day. Not doing this regularly can lead to tooth decay and gum diseases.
In turn, this could cause the borders of the veneers to become exposed and potentially make them chip or detach from your teeth.
Most of us have used our teeth to rip open food packaging or to remove bottle caps at least once. Doing so is a strict no-no with veneers as it could cause the porcelain to chip or crack. If you want your veneers to stay with you for a long time, you should definitely avoid any such actions.
Try to keep the consumption of foods containing a lot of sugar or acid to a minimum. Foods and beverages like candy, energy drinks, bread, juices, can dehydrate your mouth and increase acid levels. Over time, the acid can dissolve the tooth enamel and cause tooth decay and gum diseases, as well as affect your veneers.
Millions of people suffer from bruxism, a condition that causes them to grind their teeth involuntarily. Veneers don’t last nearly as long as they should if you’re one of them.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this. All you have to do is use dental appliances to prevent the unwanted teeth grinding habit from potentially spoiling your smile.
Veneers are made of durable materials and last a long time. However, with a little help from you in the form of proper care, they are sure to last even longer and help you maintain your radiant smile for many years.
To learn more about veneers and how to properly take care of them, get in touch with Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal of San Ramon Smiles at (925) 244 9770 or request a free cosmetic virtual consultation and add a new dimension to your smile. You can also book an appointment online or visit us at 18080 San Ramon Valley BLVD. Suite 108, San Ramon, CA 94583.