Porcelain dental veneers are a great way to address many cosmetic dental imperfections. Veneers provide a way to address several flaws with a single treatment. For example, a patient who wants to fix cosmetic misalignment issues and whiten their teeth may choose to use veneers instead of going through whitening and orthodontic treatment. Veneers are popular not only for their ability to fix imperfections quickly but also because they are extremely durable and easy to care for.
Dr. Terry Vines of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry helps his Redlands area patients improve their smiles and their confidence with dental veneers. Porcelain is durable and stain resistant, however, it’s possible to damage your investment. He provides the following tips to help patients ensure their veneers stay strong and their smiles stay great.
- Veneers must be kept free from plaque and food particles. Just like brushing and flossing are important before veneers, they remain critical after veneers to keep your teeth strong and your mouth healthy.
- Regular dental visits are important, as they give the dentist the opportunity to spot any potential issues before they become bigger problems. It also allows Dr. Vines to check the veneers for any flaws that may be unnoticed by the patient.
- Avoid habits that can damage your veneers, such as smoking or using smokeless tobacco. These habits not only damage your gums, teeth, and overall health, they can stain your veneers.
- Avoid biting into hard foods such as sourdough pretzels, hard candy, or ice. Just like these items can chip or break your teeth, they can cause your veneers to break as well.
Veneers are a great way to improve your smile cosmetically and provide some added strength to damaged or fragile teeth. Dr. Vines helps patients improve their smiles using a variety of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, orthodontics, veneers, cosmetic bonding, and more. For more information about any of these services, please contact the office of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terry Vines.