Your dental veneers represent an investment in improving the cosmetic appeal of your smile. With proper care your veneers have the potential to provide you with a perfect smile for many years to come.
It’s important to remember that dental veneers are thin porcelain shells cemented over your natural teeth. While the porcelain material the veneers are made from isn’t subject to tooth decay, the teeth anchoring them can still be vulnerable. Brushing and flossing twice a day go a long way towards maintaining the health of those teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. When brushing the veneers you should choose non-abrasive toothpaste with added fluoride.
If you enjoy eating hard foods you might want to develop the habit of cutting them into chunks and popping them into your mouth. Repeatedly biting into hard foods as this can sometimes cause minor chips in the porcelain biting edge. You should also avoid using your teeth as tools to open plastic bags or bite off string.
It’s also a good idea to refrain from activities that could stain your teeth, this includes certain foods, dark beverages and of course tobacco use. T
If you have questions about dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 703-241-0666 to schedule an appointment.