Having a radiant smile is an easy way to raise your charm and win the trust of others. Smiling is easy, unless your teeth are stained, chipped, or crooked. If your confidence has been affected because of unsightly teeth, then you should consider having a dental veneer procedure.

Here are some important factors about dental porcelain veneers:

Better Teeth Aesthetics With Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are considered aesthetic improvements. They make your teeth look better, thus boosting your confidence. The material being used for dental veneers is porcelain, and this is tough enough to last for a long time. Before getting a dental veneer procedure, the dentist will do a smile assessment. The assessment is necessary for the dentist to get the right match of porcelain veneers. The typical time spent between assessment and veneer fitting is two weeks. But if you’re in a rush and you have a wide budget, you can get a pre-made veneer. This veneer is temporary until the dental lab schedules your procedure.

After the procedure, your dentist will advise you to become extra careful. General discomfort is normal during the first few days because of your teeth’s reaction against the bonding agent. Do not hesitate to visit the dental office if ever you have unbearable or uncontrollable pain.

Porcelain Veneer Care Tips

Even though dental veneers are known for their durability and long-term value, they also tend to wear down after many years. In order to prolong the quality of your porcelain veneers, you need to make specific adjustments.

Be careful with eating highly acidic food. After every meal, don’t brush your teeth right away. Wait for at least an hour and let your saliva do the cleaning process. Acid from foods will affect your veneers, so try to eat in moderation.

You should also strive to improve your nutrition. A well-balanced diet program will strengthen your teeth and promote better oral care. If your immune system is strong enough, your body can ward off different types of infections.

Veneers can withstand enormous amounts of pressure but don’t overestimate this capability. Don’t bite down on hard surfaces – bones, particularly. If you have a habit of teeth clenching and grinding, be sure to inform your dentist. He/she will provide a bite guard that you can wear at night. This can lessen or prevent teeth grinding significantly.

Veneers may require replacement after 10 years or so. There are numerous variables that must be considered, such as eating habits, general nutrition, dental hygiene, or underlying dental diseases. To become more aware of these variables, you must have consistent dental checkups. Through a checkup, the dentist can determine if veneer replacement is needed.

If you’re a constant mouthwash user, you should consider toning this habit down. Water is better than mouthwash in most instances. The additional chemical ingredients in a mouthwash will increase mouth dryness and acidity. Natual DIY mouthwashes are excellent alternatives because they have healthy ingredients. The basic mouthwash combination that you can use is baking soda and water. This alternative may be unappealing at first but it offers better long-term effects. You should also take a look at essential, natural oils. One example is coconut oil – it can be added to your DIY mouthwash rinse. It’s now possible to order these natural oils online.

Final Thoughts

 You deserve to have a wonderful smile that you can show off to the world. Not only will you benefit from an awesome smile but others will feel good around you as well. And sooner or later, you just might become a social butterfly! Such is the beautiful outcome of having veneers.

Do you need a high-quality dental veneer procedure? Sherwood Dental is here to help. Contact us today if you need an appointment or consultation!