If you are thinking of veneers as a possible way to make your teeth look better, it is good to first consider all the available options.
Here are some basic choices for the patients looking for brighter smile:
If any of these procedures sounds like something that could help you improve your smile, talk to our general dentists at Expressions Dental about these dental treatments and the risks and benefits.
Dental veneers do not require any special care. But you can take good care of them with proper oral hygiene, flossing and routine cleanings.
Porcelain is stain resistant, however, the resin composite cement used to bond to the teeth can be susceptible to stain. Alcoholic beverages soften the surface of the resin, increasing the likelihood of staining and wear. Aggressive tooth brushing can wear away the glaze on the veneer. Avoid frequent carbohydrate intake and increase home flossing to maintain your veneers in good condition. Also avoid highly abrasive toothpastes, as you may lose the shiny lustre of the veneer.
During visit to a dentist’s clinic:
Your hygienist will be conservative with power polishing equipment. It can remove the glaze layer put on veneer. Once the glaze layer is removed, it cannot be reapplied. With the glaze intact, porcelain is resistant to stain.
If you have any questions about porcelain veneers, contact Expressions Dental.