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Porcelain Veneers After Care

smiling-woman-modelPorcelain veneers are highly favored by cosmetic dentists and patients because of their ability to correct aesthetic flaws and provide long lasting results. Porcelain veneers are translucent, tooth-colored sheaths that are custom made to fit over your natural teeth and produce a more uniform, straighter, and whiter appearance. Patients may elect to have one or two veneers placed on select teeth to address minor flaws, or a full set of veneers for a complete smile makeover. If you are considering getting veneers, or already have them, San Diego cosmetic dentist John Weston reviews proper after care instructions in this post so you can keep your veneers in good condition for a long as possible.

Oral Care

Porcelain veneers require an equal level of care as your natural teeth. In order to avoid dental problems such as cavities and gum disease, which can develop in patients with porcelain veneers, continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist once every six months.

What to Avoid

In addition to exercising good oral care habits, San Diego porcelain veneers expert John Weston advises patients with veneers to avoid certain foods, drinks, or behaviors that could damage, wear down, or stain your veneers, including:

Chewing hard or sticky foods such as candy, ice, raw carrots
Biting your fingernails
Grinding your teeth

Follow Up Appointments

Visiting your cosmetic dentist for a follow-up after getting your veneers allows the dentist to perfect your bite and address any problems that may have developed with your veneers. Some patients will find that they go through a period in which they must adapt to the way the veneers feel in their mouths; the veneers may slightly affect the way you chew or talk for a couple of weeks after undergoing treatment. Others may find that their bite is slightly off. Checking in with your cosmetic dentist can resolve these problems.

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If you are interested in the porcelain veneers procedure, contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today.

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