New Year, New Smile with Porcelain Veneers
With the year quickly coming to an end, now is the perfect time to make some changes for the upcoming year. To say 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. So, it’s a great time to treat yourself and start the new year with a new you! If you have been self-conscious about your smile due to numerous imperfections and long to make improvements, porcelain veneers are a great choice. Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front of the natural tooth to hide imperfections.
Veneers are a great option to cover imperfections such as staining, discoloration, chips, small teeth, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. It is possible to get one veneer placed over a tooth, but many times, patients choose to get multiple teeth transformed to give a uniform appearance to the smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers have many benefits. One of the most important ones is that the process preserves the majority of the natural tooth and leaves it intact. Other benefits include:
- The color can be customized based on your preference
- Stain resistant
- Strong and can last for many years if cared for properly
- Gums respond well and can tolerate the treatment
Caring for Veneers
Since porcelain veneers can last for many years, it is important to give them the proper care. Brushing twice a day and flossing is recommended for daily care. Using a soft-bristle toothbrush is suggested so as not to cause damage to the polish on the veneer. For the same reason, using a toothpaste with harsh abrasives is also not recommended. Our office can offer suggestions for toothbrushes and toothpaste for optimal care. It is important to maintain dental cleanings every six months to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. Although porcelain veneers cannot decay, parts of the teeth may still be visible by the gumline.
While veneers are durable, they are not the same as natural teeth; therefore, there are habits that need to be avoided to ensure the proper care and maintenance of veneers.
- Avoid chewing and biting on hard objects such as fingernails, ice, pens
- Avoid clenching and grinding teeth; a mouthguard might be needed for extra protection
- Avoid foods and drinks that can stain, such as coffee or cola, and use a straw when possible
We’ve helped many patients in Kewaskum, WI improve the appearance of their smile with dental veneers. If you would like more information on this popular treatment, please call our office to schedule a consultation and be on your way to a new smile for the new year!