Are you looking to reinvent your smile? Let’s find out if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you. Porcelain Veneers can transform crooked, stained, damaged, or badly worn teeth into a straight white smile you want to show off. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of teeth bonded to the front of your natural tooth to create a new and improved smile. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so let us see if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you or if a visit with Dr. Berik is needed to make your perfect plan.
Are Your Teeth Right For Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are best for people with fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and to correct bite-related problems. Teeth that are dark and yellow and do not respond to whitening and bleaching often choose porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are not required for the entire mouth due to not every tooth being chipped, worn down, or misaligned. People select porcelain veneers because of a variety of cosmetic issues.
The Upkeep Of Porcelain Veneers
It is important to remember that porcelain veneers are not removable, lasting between 15-20 years, depending on your upkeep. If you want to ensure that your new smile stays 15-20 years, make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. As much as we forget to do it, we must remember to floss our teeth twice daily to limit plaque build-up that your toothbrush can’t reach. As much as we love sweets, they cause plaque on your teeth, and the sugar produces cavity-causing acid, breaking down your veneers. For overall upkeep, ensure you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up.
How to treat your porcelain veneers after the procedure:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss your teeth once a day
- Use a fluoride mouth rinse once a day
- See your dentist every 6 months
- Eat sweet or gum with high sugar content
- Chew ice
- Use your teeth as tools
6-Month Visit Post Veneer Procedure
The breakdown is simple if you are still unsure if porcelain veneers are suitable for you. You are on the right track if you can follow the dos and don’ts listed above after your porcelain veneer replacement. Our porcelain veneers are great cosmetic dentistry options and fix many situations where your original tooth is no longer providing you with your desired smile. Your porcelain veneers will last longer when the entire mouth is healthy, so ensure you check in with your dentist every 6 months to manage plaque and tartar build-up.
We pride ourselves on our dedication to our patient’s care and comfort. Click here to get started making your appointment for Porcelain Veneers at Newton Dental Associates! If you have any remaining questions feel free to contact our team at (617) 965-0060. We look forward to hearing from you!