What Steps Should You Take To Protect Your Veneers?

One of our patients, excited to show off his smile after receiving porcelain veneers

You may be excited to receive porcelain veneers, but feel pangs of anxiety when you think about how something might happen to them. Because porcelain veneers are permanently affixed to your teeth, you may be unsure of how they will impact your diet choices, or how they might change your approach to preventive dental care. You should know that your veneers are designed with the understanding that they need to be tough to hold up against the pressures put on them when you bite and chew food. They can be protected through regular brushing and flossing, though you may want to change to a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid a scuffing concern. With smart care, you can look forward to years of cosmetic dental improvement from your veneers!

Having Your Porcelain Veneers Placed

The placement process for porcelain veneers involves having some minor work done to make sure they stay properly secured, and fit comfortably on teeth. Because a perfect fit is crucial, your dentist will also need to take measurements, and send them to a dental lab, where custom veneers are made just for you. The bonding process will ensure that your veneers are stable and secure for many years.

Making Sure The Results Of Cosmetic Work Last For As Long As Possible

The same patient, before receiving veneers

If you are going to undergo cosmetic dental work, you should aim to enjoy the results for as long as possible. Fortunately, smart preventive care will help you maintain cosmetic improvements. Part of that commitment should come from you during your daily routine. Avoiding foods and drinks that can cause stains, and keeping your smile clean, are always important. You should also see your dentist regularly for checkups, as they can give you valuable updates about the condition of your veneers.

Talk To Magnolia Family Dental About Receiving Porcelain Veneers

At Magnolia Family Dental, you can enjoy amazing cosmetic improvements when you have porcelain veneers placed. Our practice is proud to help individuals make the necessary changes to enjoy a flawless, beautiful smile! To schedule an appointment to learn more about cosmetic dental care, you can contact Dr. Emily Johnson by calling Magnolia Family Dental in Kirkwood/St. Louis, MO, today at 314-822-4521.