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Helpful Tips in Keeping Your Porcelain Veneers Last Longer!

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A healthy and great-looking smile goes a long way, as it enhances a person’s confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to maximize their full potential. However, not all people have a picture-perfect smile. Fortunately, there is one way of improving the smile’s appearance—through Porcelain Veneers!

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They replicate the look of natural teeth and, at the same time, strengthen and protect the underlying tooth surface. Porcelain veneers can be an option for teeth that are discolored, chipped, broken, worn-out, misaligned, uneven, irregularly-shaped, and gapped. 

Although porcelain veneers are durable enough to last for many years, they are still susceptible to damage. To lengthen the lifespan of your veneers, there certain things that need to be followed. Here at Allen Dentistry, we want the best for our patients. That is why we have prepared a list of tips to keep your porcelain veneers in their best shape for you to have a beautiful smile.

Establish good oral hygiene

While porcelain veneers will not succumb to decay, the underlying teeth are still vulnerable to cavities and discoloration that will significantly affect the look and color of the porcelain veneers. Also, even with veneers, the person is still at risk for gum disease. Good oral hygiene habits must always be practiced to avoid these problems from happening. Regularly brushing and flossing the teeth are important factors in keeping the teeth and gums as well as porcelain veneers healthy, which results in optimum oral health. 

Refrain from biting on something hard

Biting on something hard such as ice, candies, and other hard objects, can cause the porcelain veneers to chip. Also, using the teeth as a tool in opening or tearing plastic packaging is never a good idea as it can damage both natural teeth and porcelain veneers. 

Limit the exposure to tooth-staining foods and beverages

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but the adhesive that bonds them to the teeth can become stained and cause the area around the edge of the veneers to appear yellow or darkened. Consuming tooth-staining foods and beverages should be kept to a minimum as they could also cause the natural teeth to become discolored or stained over time. 

Avoid grinding the teeth

Frequent grinding of the teeth can cause both natural teeth and porcelain veneers to become damaged. To counter the effects of teeth grinding, wearing mouth protectors is highly encouraged, as these help in keeping the person from constantly grinding their teeth.

Visit the dentist regularly

A regular dental visit is vitally essential in keeping the teeth and gums healthy. Through this, the condition of both the mouth and porcelain veneers can be examined. Also, it allows people to fully enjoy the greatness that porcelain veneers bring, such as having a beautiful smile.

 

Bring out your best smile with Porcelain Veneers in Allen, TX, book your appointments with Allen Dentistry! Call us so that you will experience outstanding results that make your teeth naturally beautiful and healthy.