If you have ever wanted to greatly enhance the overall appearance of your smile, it’s important that you consider getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are great if you want to have a smile that is straighter, whiter, even, and undamaged. Indeed, chips, cracks, discoloration, and minor alignment issues can all be taken care of through the use of porcelain veneers. Boston cosmetic dentist Dr. James Stein uses porcelain veneers quite often on patients who need a smile makeover because dental veneers are so versatile and convenient to use.
With all this in mind, however, patients need to know that porcelain veneers are not indestructible. Indeed, it’s important that you take good care of your porcelain veneers after you get them in order to ensure the overall health and beauty of your smile for years to come. The team here at the office would like to take a brief moment right now to look at what patients should do to take good care of their porcelain veneers once they are in place.
In general, the best thing to do once you have porcelain veneers is to practice good dental hygiene as you normally would (or as you should have). Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, after every meal if you can. Also be sure to floss every night (though after every meal is not a bad idea either). Most importantly, however, be sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year for your regular check-ups.
While Boston porcelain veneers are sturdy, you need to exercise caution and common sense just as you would with your regular teeth. Be sure not to bite on anything hard too abrupt as this can cause pain and damage to dental veneers as well as your natural teeth. Never use your teeth as a pair of scissors for opening plastic bags or a wrench for helping you remove pesky bottle caps. Just take care of your teeth and use your teeth as teeth.
Those are just the basics, though we have more suggestions for patients that we can discuss during the consultation process at the office. To schedule a visit or to ask us a questions, contact Boston cosmetic dentist Dr. James M. Stein today.