Your new dental veneers give you the bright and even smile you’ve always wanted. They represent a serious investment in cosmetic appeal. There are a few basic everyday things to keep in mind that will help them provide you with a winning smile for many years to come.
The dental veneers are made from a porcelain material that is not subject to tooth decay. You will still need to brush and floss these teeth twice a day as part of your regular oral hygiene routine, to keep the underlying teeth healthy and strong.
It’s important to remember the porcelain biting edge of your dental veneers is not as hard as natural tooth enamel. It’s a good idea to quit any bad habits like chewing on pencils and pens. Also, biting down repeatedly on hard foods can cause minor chips in the edge of the dental veneers. If you want to enjoy crunchy foods, you should cut them into chunks and pop them into your mouth.
Natural tooth enamel can still stain deeply, whereas your veneers will only be subject to surface stains. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 208-377-2160 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to help you maintain the bright and even smile you’ve always wanted.