If you are looking to restore your smile, then porcelain veneers are the way to go. They correct chipped, crooked, cracked, stained, and even gapped front teeth. Porcelain veneers resemble your natural teeth. You do not have to implement any special hygiene routines or avoid certain foods to maintain their beauty and function. Although veneers are long lasting, proper hygiene and a little common sense will go a long way to help them last for many years. Here are a few tips you should follow to take care of your veneers.
Avoid Chewing Hard, Non-Food Items
As with regular teeth, you wan to avoid chewing on hard items like pencils, ice, or using your teeth as tools. This can potentially damage your veneers. Although extremely rare, veneers can chip or crack.Using certain teeth to open packages or habitually chewing in the same spot can also wear them out over time. Hard candy should also be eaten infrequently and in moderation to avoid potentially damaging your veneers. This goes for natural teeth as well.
Maintain Regular Dental Hygiene
Just like natural teeth, veneers can collect plaque and tartar buildup, which is why it is imperative to keep up with your dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice per day, floss daily, and be sure to keep your bi-annual dental cleaning appointment with your dentist. Keeping your cleaning appointment will prevent worse problems, such as cavities and gingivitisfrom occurring.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
You can enjoy virtually any foods with your porcelain veneers. Wine, berries, coffee, tea, and other food and beverage items that can stain your teeth can be enjoyed with your porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers cover the front surface of the tooth to preventany inconsistent coloring.
To learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation, call Brickwalk Dental today at 203-692-4405.