How to Properly Care for Veneers

How to Properly Care for VeneersPorcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment option that can restore the natural beauty of your smile with minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure and without time intensive treatments. In fact, you can have a bright, attractive new smile within just a few dental visits. Our cosmetic dentist in Torrance can use porcelain veneers to restore teeth that are stained, discolored, chipped, fractured, worn and otherwise cosmetically flawed.

Taking care of your veneers can keep them looking great for many years. They are made of extremely durable but very thin porcelain that is attached to the front of your teeth. A small amount of enamel is removed to allow for a comfortable, properly contoured restoration. The tooth beneath the veneer can still be vulnerable to decay, and your gums can still develop gum disease. That is why brushing and flossing is critical to preserving your veneers and your dental health.

You may need to adjust your lifestyle habits and diet to protect the veneers. If you drink alcohol, limiting your consumption can reduce the risk of dissolving the resin that bonds your veneers to your teeth. If you grind or clench your teeth or you use your teeth as tools, your veneers will be prone to chipping or fracturing. You may need to use a customized appliance to protect your teeth and use appropriate tools when necessary.

Contact our expert in porcelain veneers in Torrance today to learn more about your cosmetic options or to schedule your consultation.

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