Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Tips for Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are often an ideal smile restoration solution for Perth area patients. Affordable, aesthetic, and durable, porcelain veneers can help transform your smile into one that you’ll be proud to show off. Many patients of Dentique Dental Spa have had brilliant results with porcelain veneers, especially since they look very natural and have excellent aesthetics.

But what about caring for them? In this guide we’ll walk you through the simple steps you can take to keep your porcelain veneers in perfect shape for years to come.

Dental Veneers – a Smile Restoration Option Worth Exploring

Dental veneers can offer the benefit of an amazing smile that can last for years, but only if you care for them along the way. Follow these steps to take care of your veneers as well as they take care of you.

Steps to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers

Be Mindful of the Foods You Eat

Porcelain is durable and resilient, but not impervious to damage. Much like your natural teeth, porcelain can be susceptible to cracking, chipping, or breaking under extreme pressure or when biting excessively hard foods. Foods such as shelled nuts and hard sweets rank among those that can break both natural and porcelain teeth.

Although porcelain won’t stain, composite resin veneers can. Those with composite resin veneers should also be mindful of avoiding foods and drinks that can stain teeth. Examples include soft drinks, coffee, tea, and wine.

Avoid Using Your Veneers for Anything Other Than Eating

We know it’s convenient, but never use your teeth for anything other than eating foods. Don’t use your veneers to tear through plastic food bags or open bottles for example.

Clenching Your Jaw or Grinding Your Teeth

If you suspect or are prone to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, visit our office in Mount Lawley to get help. This additional pressure and friction can wear down both natural teeth as well as porcelain veneers.

Routine Oral Hygiene

Take care of your veneers the same you would your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing at least twice daily, and/or after each meal.

Regular Dental Appointments

Regular dental appointments can help catch any minor issues before they become larger problems. It can also make sure you have all the tools and resources to keep your veneers in tip-top shape.

Interested in Porcelain Veneers?

Reach out to the friendly staff at our state-of-the-art dental practice in Mount Lawley and connect with our team of friendly dental professionals who are ready to help you get and keep the smile of your dreams.

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