If you notice tooth discoloration, irregular teeth, or teeth misalignment, you may benefit from cosmetic treatment from your dentist. Porcelain veneers can adhere to the front of your teeth and resolve many aesthetic concerns with a patient’s smile.
Once you experience these smile enhancement benefits of veneers, you will want the effects to last for a long time. Dr. Denise Halliburton, a dentist in Ellicott City, MD, provides three tips for taking care of your porcelain veneers for long-lasting benefits.
Pay Attention to Fit
Your dentist constructs porcelain veneers with the unique color, size, and shape of your teeth in mind. When your dentist secures veneers to your teeth, they will make final adjustments so that the veneers fit securely and comfortably in your mouth.
It may take some time to get used to the feeling of the veneers over your teeth, but you should pay attention to your bite once you return home after your procedure. If they feel loose or misaligned, you should contact your dental professional.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
To keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, you must clear plaque and lingering food build-up from your mouth routinely with oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene regimens include brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing on a daily basis.
When you receive porcelain veneers, you should continue these good oral hygiene practices. Your teeth provide a foundation for your veneers and you will notice optimal cosmetic results if you keep them healthy.
Avoid Biting Hard Items
Porcelain veneers are durable and made to withstand the wear and tear that teeth experience regularly. However, if you hope for long-lasting cosmetic benefits, you should avoid biting down on hard items whenever possible, including ice, the end of a pen, and fingernails.
You should let your dentist know if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. Your dentist may suggest that you wear a mouthguard at night to protect veneers from grinding that may occur as you sleep.
Porcelain Veneers and More Dental Treatments in Ellicott City, MD
Halliburton Family Dentistry offers porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments to patients in Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Halliburton also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with our practice, contact us online or reach our office by phone at 443.232.0656.