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Natural Looking Porcelian Veneers that Last Longer

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Porcelian Veneers

Today, natural looking porcelain veneers are considered a long-lasting cosmetic dental procedure. These customized laminates are a great option for the correction of chipped, decayed, discolored, or even crooked teeth. Though wafer thin, porcelain veneers are still quite strong. So with proper care, you can expect them to retain their appealing look for years to come. In many cases, properly placed porcelain laminate veneers will last for a decade or even longer.

Because veneers are permanently bonded to the front of the tooth, they are designed to resist breakage and stains. However, it is important to remember that the porcelain material is resilient but not indestructible. The following factors can influence the longevity and attractiveness of veneers:

Home care – You will want to prevent plaque and decay in the areas around the veneers through proper brushing and flossing. Use a soft bristle brush as well as a Sonicare, non-abrasive toothpaste, and alcohol-free mouthwash. Maintaining oral health can also prevent receding gums, a condition that may expose the edges of the porcelain layers and affect your smile.

Regular dental cleanings – It is very important that you have your cleanings done in a practice, like our Phoenix Smile Clinic, that has experience caring for porcelain veneers. The hygienist will use the special cleaning products and dental techniques that porcelain requires. A practitioner who is not versed in the care of cosmetic restorations could cause permanent damage to the surface and margins of the veneers.

Impact protection – Try to avoid nail biting, ice chomping, and other actions that place unneeded pressure on your veneers. A mouthguard may also be recommended during sports activities.

Bite correction – An improper bite can wear on the veneers. Visit a knowledgeable dentist, such as Dr. Ginger Price, who can check for alignment problems before she provides your cosmetic treatment.

Grinding and clenching – Teeth grinding places undue force on veneers, so a night guard will be necessary while sleeping if you are a grinder. Also avoid gritting your teeth during daytime stress.

Minimizing exposures – After receiving your new smile, enjoy drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine in moderation, and avoid tobacco use.

Choose an experienced cosmetic dental office that can guide you in the design and placement of quality veneers and help you with maintaining their benefits. Dental veneers have reflective qualities that create a natural luminescence, and Dr. Price is completely in tune to the aesthetics of this cosmetic procedure. She is ready to transform your smile today. Contact our office for more information on porcelian veneers and their care!

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