Are veneers hard to care for?
A quick survey of the sea of gleaming, perfectly white, symmetrical teeth around you will most likely reveal a poorly kept secret - many of the best smiles on celebrities, athletes, passing strangers, and even co-workers are often the result of dental veneers. Designed to match the color of the natural tooth, veneers are used to fix chipped, broken, unevenly spaced, and discolored teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Many people often choose to live with unnecessary dental imperfections for fear of going to the dentist, and concerns about the time commitment and maintenance routines involved in caring for cosmetic dental enhancements like bonding or veneers. Some of the most common questions and concerns typically encountered by the dentists at Weaver Dentistry in Grand Rapids include:
- Will I have to take a lot of time off work to fix my smile?
- How long will the procedure take?
- Will I have to buy special equipment or expensive toothpaste and teeth whitening products to care for my new dental veneers?
The short answer is no. In fact, veneers are as easy to care for and require the same oral care and hygiene routine as natural teeth.
Oral Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry
Everyone should visit the dentist for a regular oral exam and professional cleaning at least once a year to help prevent gum disease. Between professional dental visits, brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended to keep both natural teeth as well as porcelain veneers clean and bacteria free. Like the enamel on teeth, hard bristled toothbrushes and abrasive toothpaste can damage the surface of veneers. Using a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste is the best option for a healthy natural and cosmetically enhanced smile.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry and to find out whether veneers are right for you, contact Weaver Dentistry in Grand Rapids at (616) 942-4010 to schedule an appointment today.