• How to Care for Your Porcelain Veneers

    How to Care for Your Porcelain Veneers

    If you suffer from aesthetic dental problems of some kind, one of the best options for you is porcelain veneers. Dubbed “instant orthodontics” by some, porcelain veneers are able to achieve such dramatic smile makeover results that it makes some people look totally brand new.

    Porcelain veneers are an irreversible solution since a cosmetic dentist adheres them carefully to the front portions of your teeth. Because of this, it is very important that patients take good care of their porcelain veneers for the rest of their lives.

    About Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are adhered to the front portions of your teeth. When in place, the porcelain veneers are able to mask the smile’s various aesthetic imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, crookedness, and gaps. Our cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Christy Savas, in our Worcester dental office, will determine if porcelain veneers are a right choice for your dental needs.

    Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

    The best candidates for porcelain dental veneers are people who suffer from aesthetic problems with their smile. These people should know both the pros and the cons of porcelain veneers treatment and also have realistic expectations about what porcelain veneers can achieve. Poor candidates for porcelain veneers are people with major dental health issues, which would be better addressed with restorative or general dentistry treatments.

    It’s also important that porcelain veneers candidates commit themselves to proper care for their veneers. Let’s look at some basics to consider.

    Proper Dental Hygiene

    One of the most important things that you can do to maintain your porcelain veneers is to brush and floss properly. This means brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least every night. Ideally you’ll want to brush and floss after every meal to avoid stains and prevent tooth decay.

    Regular Dental Visits

    Regular dental visits are a must to maintain a healthy smile and make sure your porcelain veneers are in good condition. Be sure to visit your dentist twice a year for regular maintenance and cleanings. Catching dental problems early means better healthy and beauty for your smile in the long run.

    Porcelain Veneers and Other Cosmetic Treatments

    Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, meaning that a cosmetic dentistry treatment like teeth whitening will not be able to brighten the appearance of the porcelain veneers. Because of this, teeth whitening should be performed prior to getting porcelain veneers so that your smile is as bright and white as it can be. In addition, it’s important that you avoid certain foods and beverages that can cause tooth discoloration and stains, such as tobacco products, red wine, coffee, tea, beets, and colas.

    Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Dentistry Care

    If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how you can get a smile that looks its absolute best, be sure to contact our Worcester cosmetic dentistry office today. During your consultation, we’ll be more than happy to answer all questions and address any concerns in full detail so that you can make a confident decision about your dental care needs.

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