Maintaining Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are often used to give a more beautiful appearance to teeth that are crooked, stained, chipped, cracked, or to fill in gaps between teeth. Veneers can last from 5 to 10 years and do not require much more effort than the care you give your natural teeth on a daily basis.

Once veneers are applied to your teeth by Dr. Frame, Santa Clara porcelain veneers expert, you will only need to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis the same as you would your natural teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene as your teeth behind the veneers are still prone to decay.

Although dental veneers are typically considered to be stain resistant, there are often recommendations made for diet following any dental work. Be sure to follow the dentist’s instructions and avoid stain inducing foods or beverages, which may include red wine, tea, or coffee.

In addition to what you should do to care for dental veneers, there are a few activities you should avoid as well. These include biting your nails, chewing on ice, pencils, or other hard objects, and clenching or grinding your teeth. These can weaken the bond or may cause the veneer to crack or become loose, resulting in the need for replacement.

It is also important to see Dr. Frame, Santa Clara cosmetic dentist, for regular dental exams to check oral health and security of your dental veneers.

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