Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
After having porcelain veneers applied, you may be thrilled with your dazzling new smile. However, just as your natural teeth need to be cared for through responsible oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your porcelain veneers will require care and attention as well. By establishing good habits now, you can ensure your porcelain veneers remain beautiful for years to come.
Although porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant, they can still be affected by the consumption of large amounts of coffee, red wine, tea, tobacco, and other substances that cause discoloration. Limiting your intake of these substances will not only enable your veneers remain bright and lustrous, but ensure that your surrounding natural teeth don’t contrast too noticeably with your veneers.
As a general rule, try not to bite your fingernails, grind your teeth, or chew on ice, as these habits can make your veneers chip or wear down. When playing contact sports, exercise additional caution to avoid chipping your veneers.
Possibly most important of all in maintaining your porcelain veneers is scheduling regular check-ups with Dr. Chung, who can assess your veneers and occasionally polish them to make sure your smile remains vibrant.
If you live in the Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia areas and are considering porcelain veneers to improve your smile, please contact experienced Arlington cosmetic dentist Dr. Chung at Softouch Dental Care today to schedule your consultation.