How Veneers Should be Maintained
Veneers can not only instantly enhance smiles, but they can also minimize risks of aesthetic problems later. Still, a certain amount of maintenance is important to keep veneers looking good for as long as possible. Here is how you should maintain your veneers.
Cleaning at Home and at Our Office
Similar to natural teeth maintenance, teeth covered by veneers benefit from daily brushing and flossing and regular in-office cleanings. This will help prevent the buildup of plaque, which can absorb pigments and make veneers look stained. Cleaning also reduces the risk of decay, which could destroy the tooth structure that supports the veneers. Gum disease that could result in tooth loss if left untreated, can often be prevented this way, as well.
Finding Solutions to Discoloration
Veneers are unlikely to develop stains. If they do, patients should avoid using both store-bought and in-office teeth whitening. Such items will not work on veneers and can actually create an unsightly contrast between veneer-covered teeth and the natural teeth underneath. Our expert in dental veneers in San Fernando Valley may recommend polishing to brighten discolored veneers.
Depending on the patient’s lifestyle and regular dental care, veneers can last for decades. By minimizing the likelihood that future cosmetic treatments will be necessary, veneers can actually save patients time and money. To avoid complicated cosmetic care related to discoloration on veneers or natural teeth, patients commonly choose to have their entire smile concealed this way. Regular maintenance is key for preserving the flawless smile that veneers deliver. At a consultation with our dentist, patients can learn more about how to care for their veneers.
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