Stained, chipped or misaligned teeth can lead to reduced self-esteem and confidence. Thanks to porcelain veneers, there is now an effective way to correct these flaws.
The Priory Dental Practice describes porcelain veneers as thin, tooth-coloured porcelain composites that are bonded on top of your natural tooth. Due to their natural look and non-extensive procedure, they offer a good option for patients with either discolouration or cracks in their tooth.
Veneers may not last forever, but you can follow some guidelines to maximise their lifespan. Here are some of the most important rules to remember:
Proper Oral Hygiene
Although veneers do not require special attention, you have to treat them as you would treat your natural teeth, which means brushing and flossing them regularly. This will not only maximise your veneer’s lifespan, but also will also preserve the rest of your teeth.
Avoid Bad Habits
While porcelain veneers are very durable, this does not warrant lax and careless treatment of them. Avoid anything that can damage the tooth’s enamel, and refrain from biting on any hard, non-food objects.
Habits such as chewing on your pen or using your teeth to open a bottle can be very destructive not only to your veneers, but also to the natural teeth. For further protection, wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports.
Fix Any Tooth Grinding Problems
Tooth grinding and clenching become a problem if you’re getting veneers. It can cause the material to break or fall off entirely due to the undue pressure exerted on the tooth. If you have reason to believe you grind your teeth at night, let your dentist know, so they can create a special bite guard for you.
Porcelain veneers can improve your teeth’s appearance and correct problems that have long affected your lifestyle. While they are effective and durable, you have to care of them like they take care of your smile. Take these rules to heart and your veneers will not be letting you down anytime soon.