Caring for Your Dental Veneers
- posted: Sep. 09, 2016
You want your new veneers to last, so it’s important to know exactly how to care for them!
You finally achieved the smile you’ve dreamed about by getting dental veneers from our Ellijay, GA dental team, but now that you have these beautiful restorations you may be wondering the do’s and don’ts of caring for them. Here are some helpful hints from East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for how to keep your veneers healthy and looking their best for years to come.
As always, we make sure that we use the best quality materials possible to give you a cosmetic restoration that will look just like natural teeth. Of course, there are certain things you should be aware of to make sure you maintain your beautiful veneers:
While porcelain is a very strong and resilient material it doesn’t mean that it can’t become damaged. Very hard foods like ice or hard candy should be avoided to prevent breaking your veneers.
It’s now more important than ever to keep up with those six-month dental cleanings. During these visits our Ellijay dentists can examine your veneers to make sure that they look good and are intact. By catching chips, cracks or other problems early we can repair the issue easily.
While it might seem that you should treat veneers differently, you actually don’t need to at all. This means you can continue to brush and floss just like they were natural teeth. Of course, you’ll always want to opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste that won’t scratch or wear away at the porcelain.
While veneers can last many years, there are certain issues that we see over time that veneer wearers should be aware of. For one, sometimes extreme biting forces can damage veneers, so avoid teeth grinding, jaw clenching, using your teeth as tools and nail biting. If a veneers breaks it will need to be replaced right away.
Turn to the Ellijay, GA dentists that will provide the best dental care for the whole family. Call East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule you or a loved one’s next appointment.
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