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Recovery and Post Veneer Care

In recent years, dental veneers have become famous for people looking to transform their smiles. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. This material is tooth-colored or whiter/darker, per the patient’s preference. They fit over existing teeth like covers used to change color, size, and shape. They also act as an indirect filling that is more long-lasting with a better fit. Dental veneers are a modern and convenient way to enhance your smile.

Veneer treatment is a standard cosmetic dental procedure to fix heavily stained, crooked, chipped, broken, and uneven teeth and reduce excessive gaps between teeth. Providing coverage over the whole tooth, veneers are used to give a broader, whiter, and more symmetrical smile. They can be paired with other treatments to improve the smile. Veneers are undetectable as they are bespeaking to your teeth, making them so preferred. They are durable and can last long with proper oral hygiene.

There are three main reasons why your dentist would recommend veneers:

  • Your enamel is worn down: This can be caused by consuming some kinds of food, drinks, or even medications, which lead to weakened or intrinsically stained enamel. Tooth whitening procedures are not viable when your enamel is worn down.

  • General wear and tear: The older you are, the more likely your teeth may be cracked, chipped, or damaged from tooth grinding, which leads to uneven teeth.

  • Genetic reasons: Some people are genetically predisposed to have wider gaps between their teeth that can widen with age.

Porcelain veneers offer a conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry that does not require an extensive recovery period. The recovery process takes little time. Once the veneers have been bonded and any anesthetics have worn off, you can eat and chew normally. Some patients may have tooth sensitivity, but it is a typical recovery symptom that will last about two weeks. Also, you can experience gum soreness for two or three weeks.

Taking care of your dental veneers is essential for longevity! They rely highly on the support of your teeth, so you need to take care of your oral health. Brushing and flossing regularly and visiting us for regular dental exams are all you need for preventive care. The veneer maintenance is not complicated. Mostly, it’s just routine quality oral hygiene and dental cleanings every six months.

Keep your veneers shining bright with these simple tips!

  • Brush twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste

  • Avoid biting on solid objects such as ice or pens

  • Skip having stain-inducing foods and beverages

  • Drink plenty of water to rinse your mouth

  • Change your toothbrush every three months

  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Maintain your gorgeous smile with proper veneer care!

Dental veneers are a treatment that can subtly or dramatically enhance the look of your smile. If you have always wanted a more attractive smile or need an experienced dentist to care for your oral health needs, talk to our team at Avalon Dental Center. We are dedicated to building more than smiles. We build confidence by offering a range of customizable dentistry solutions for all members of your family!

For more information about dental veneers, please call our office at (617) 374-9500 or contact us online. Schedule your consultation with the best dentist in Cambridge, MA!


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