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Are Dental Veneers Easy to Care For?

A dental veneer is a shell, or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite created to look like teeth and provide a quick and convenient way to a beautiful smile. It is placed over the front surface of your tooth to fix worn teeth, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, and chips or cracks. Porcelain veneers are very durable and easy to maintain. They can last 10-20 years with good care.

Here Are 6 Tips How to Care for Veneers:

  • Practice proper dental hygiene daily. If you already have a solid dental hygiene routine, brush, and floss your teeth after every meal, you probably won't need to change it to care for your veneers.

  • Use a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. The porcelain can be damaged by abrasive substances.

  • Prevent gum diseases.

  • Avoid chewing on objects such as ice, your fingernails, or pens.

  • Avoid grinding and clenching teeth.

  • Visit your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and check-ups.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

  • Natural-looking– Veneers provide a very natural-looking, but improved appearance to your teeth. Additionally, veneers are very easily tolerated by your gum tissues.

  • Resistant – Veneers are resistant to many stains and can be made as white as the patient desires for optimal results. If a patient is not receiving a veneer for each tooth, it may be advisable to undergo professional teeth whitening before the application of veneers to guarantee the most natural-looking results.

  • Durable – Unlike other restorative dental procedures, veneers are also very durable and resist biting pressure easily.

Are veneers easy to take care of?

For more information about dental veneers, please call our cosmetic dental clinic at (617) 374-9500 or contact us online. Feel free to contact us with any questions!


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