How to Make Sure Your Dental Veneers Last

Wondering if dental veneers are the right choice for you? When you are living with one or more tooth imperfections, it is likely that you do not feel as confident as you should when you smile. Life is simply too short to live with a smile that you are not always proud to show off, making it a good idea for you to look into your cosmetic dental options. Many can be done in only one or two trips to the dental office. Ready to find out more about how dental veneers can help you?

About dental veneers

Want more information on why you should choose dental veneers to improve the overall look of your teeth? Great! You will be happy to know that veneers are very versatile. You can use them to hide any discolorations on your teeth that cannot be solved using professional teeth whitening services. They can be used to repair your chipped or worn-down teeth and can even make your mildly crooked teeth look straight. Have gaps in between your teeth? Dental veneers can fix this problem too.

What exactly are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of extremely strong composite or porcelain that are custom made for every dental patient. Porcelain is the strongest veneer material and the most natural looking due to its translucent qualities. Porcelain veneers resist stains, which means they will always keep their color. Composite veneers are recommended for dental patients who have minor tooth imperfections they would like to correct. When a patient is not sure which veneer choice is going to work for them, making an appointment with an experienced dentist is recommended for their professional advice.

How to make sure veneers last

Anytime a dental patient is in need of dental restoration or cosmetic services, they should do everything in their power to make sure their chosen treatment lasts for as long as absolutely possible. Porcelain veneers can last up to 25 years and composite veneers can last up to eight years. Either way, in order for a dental patient to make sure their veneers last for as long as possible, they must provide proper care to their gums and teeth. This includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing and using mouthwash at least once a day. 

Additional advice for making veneers last includes avoiding very hard or chewy foods and not grinding or clenching their teeth.

Are veneers the right choice for you?

Now that you understand more about dental veneers and how they work, have you decided whether using veneers to improve your smile is the right choice for you? Whether you are living with one small tooth imperfection or multiple, veneers just may be the cosmetic solution you are looking for so you can feel confident in the way you look when you smile. Ready to find out more by contacting us now for an initial consultation appointment? Call our office today!

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