Posted on 11/15/2019 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
|Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or a resin composite and are implemented by placing them on the front surfaces of the teeth to improve their appearance.
Each veneer consists of a thin sheet of material that can be shaped to size, length, and even color to suit an individual's preference. Veneers are commonly used to create a more even looking smile since they can be customized according to very specific specifications.
However, veneers are also used for individuals who have experienced other complications like chipped or broken teeth and worn-down teeth from grinding.
Though dental veneers can be a great way to make your smile really shine, they need to be maintained just like your natural teeth to stop gum disease and tooth decay from occurring. As well as regular dental hygiene, there are some other steps to make sure your veneers last for a long time, because once the procedure is completed, there is no way to reverse it.
Care Tips for Veneers
Since veneers cannot be replaced after being installed, it is important to take good care of them. The first thing to avoid after having veneer attached to your teeth are foods that can easily chip teeth. This means being careful when you eat meats and to never munch on ice because they could chip your veneers. After a veneer is chipped, it can be very difficult to correct the problem.
Another thing to avoid with veneers is grinding your teeth during the day or at night. Regular grinding of the teeth can cause many problems for your natural teeth, but even more problems for veneers. Grinding your teeth could lead to a veneer becoming cracked over time. The cracking in a veneer will make it more susceptible to chipping, and the chipped veneer will be difficult to protect.
If you have veneers and are still curious about how to take care of them, gives a call and we will be happy to help with any questions you have. We also would like you to schedule an appoint if you think your veneers are at risk of breaking. We can provide assistance and information on ways to protect your veneers so that they last a long time.
Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Williamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718