You’ve spent a pretty penny on your cosmetic veneers, so you need to do everything you can to make sure they last a long time. Many people mistakenly think they don’t need to care for veneers as much as they do their natural teeth. The reality is they need as much or more care. Here are some of the things you can do to ensure your teeth veneers last as long as possible.
Brush and Floss Regularly
This is pretty obvious, but you can’t avoid brushing your new porcelain veneers. You have to maintain a regular brushing and flossing routine in order to have good oral hygiene. Although the veneer itself can’t decay, your underlying tooth can still decay if not taken care of properly.
Don’t Bite Hard Objects or Use Teeth as a Tool
Porcelain veneers are strong, but they shouldn’t be used as a tool. Putting your veneers under an intense amount of pressure will make them wear down more quickly. Plus, you are putting them at risk of chipping or breaking when you bite hard objects. You won’t want to see the bill from the dentist when you have to get your veneers repaired or replaced.
Go to the Dentist
Just because you have teeth veneers doesn’t mean you are exempt from going to the dentist. In fact, it’s more important to go to the dentist because they can see underlying issues you may not be able to detect. They will also give you additional tips on how to make your veneers last longer. Dentists can easily see excess wear and tear and will make suggestions based on their examination.
Everyone wants their veneers to last a long time, so contact us to make sure you are taking proper care of yours.