Important Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Porcelain Dental Veneers

The dental veneers installed in your smile by Dr. Scott R. Adishian are made from a porcelain material that cannot suffer from tooth decay. However, there are a few every day tips to keep in mind to help you take good care of your porcelain dental veneers.

The teeth with porcelain dental veneers will need to be brushed and flossed, just like any other tooth in your mouth. It’s important to remember that the veneers are only on the faces of the teeth in your smile. You will need to diligently maintain the rest of the natural tooth enamel.

When you’re eating, it’s important to keep in mind that the porcelain biting edge of your veneers is not as hard as natural tooth enamel. It’s good to get in the habit of cutting hard foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than biting into them.

The porcelain material of your dental veneers will only be subject to minor surface staining. Yet, the enamel of your natural teeth is still receptive to deeper staining. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages or use tobacco, they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers.

If you would like more information on how to take care of your new porcelain dental veneers, you can call Dr. Scott R. Adishian at 626-796-3700 to set up a consultation.