How to Maintain Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a simple and effective way to cover severe cosmetic dental problems. However, you must take steps to maintain them if you want them to continue to look their best. Dr. Alan Frame, cosmetic dentist in Santa Clara, can help.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the fronts of your teeth. They are an effective way to mask a variety of cosmetic dental problems, such as discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, badly worn teeth, or chipped or broken teeth.

When veneers are cared for properly, they can last as long as twenty years before they need to be replaced. To care for your veneers, avoid biting into very hard foods using teeth that have the veneers. This can cause the veneers to crack or weaken the bond between the veneer and the tooth. In addition, brush and floss regularly because tooth decay and periodontal disease can still occur on the teeth that are covered with the veneers. Brushing and flossing regularly will also prevent stains from setting in and discoloring the veneers.

It is also important to visit Dr. Frame, expert in porcelain veneers in Santa Clara, for routine cleanings and examinations. Dr. Frame will examine your veneers to identify signs of problems and fix them before they become major issues. In addition, he will clean the veneers to help keep them white and gleaming.

Call Dr. Frame to schedule your appointment for an examination and cleaning, or to schedule a consultation to find out if porcelain veneers are right for your needs. Dr. Frame looks forward to meeting new patients as well as to helping current patients.

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