Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?

Dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, are a popular cosmetic dentistry choice available in Tyson’s Corner, VA. Porcelain veneers are thin wafers that are bonded to the visible sides of the teeth to instantly camouflage imperfections like chips and discoloration. Porcelain veneers require very little special care, although it’s still important to continue to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and see your dentist every six months for an exam and professional cleaning. By taking good care of your veneers, you can help them last for 10 to 20 years before they require replacement.

Porcelain veneers are quite strong and durable. However, they can still be susceptible to chips, just like normal tooth enamel. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, talk to your dentist about wearing a night guard. Avoid chewing hard objects like ice or pencils. Similarly, avoid using toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients, as these may scratch the surface of the veneers.

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