What exactly are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are basically wafer-thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin which is designed to cover the front surface of your existing teeth to enhance its appearance. The veneers help provide a natural look. Porcelain veneers can also resist stains, hence porcelain surface is completely smooth.
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.
It is difficult to put a number of years for a lifespan for porcelain veneers. Everyone’s mouth is different.
If you are using veneers you should avoid certain things such as:
The chances of longer life span depends on your oral habits, your occlusion and how well you maintain oral hygiene.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Expressions Dental. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve optimal dental health.