How To Look After Your Porcelain Veneers

A majority of models, business people, and celebrities nowadays are sporting picture-worthy smiles courtesy of dental porcelain laminates. Veneers are widely used as a perfect solution to achieving a striking smile with perfectly shaped white teeth. Though a bit pricey, the aesthetic results that porcelain veneers in Dubai promise are far more than the cost implications, especially if you know how to effectively care for them.   

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Explaining Dental Porcelain Veneers

Commonly known as dental veneers, dental porcelain veneers are thinly shells coming from composite resin or porcelain materials and attach to the teeth’s front surface. To make them more functional in cosmetic dentistry applications, the material is normally tailored to fit over your teeth. For this reason, porcelain veneers are a popular solution to worn down, gapped, stained, misaligned, or even chipped teeth. 

Unlike dental bonding, veneers are not prone to cracking, although their biggest advantage is in how natural they look. Veneers carry a gleam real look of freshly cleaned teeth in comparison with other solutions like dentures. Nonetheless, this selling point can also become veneer’s biggest giveaway. How is it so? 

Since veneers resist staining so well, they can quickly look too white, especially when sitting next to natural, discolored teeth. 

How Should You Care For Your Veneers?

Looking after your veneers doesn’t need a whole regimen. After all, they are supposed to feel as natural as they appear. Therefore, caring for them is as effortless as following these tips:

  • Keep veneers clean

You must look after veneers just as you do your real teeth. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily, besides using dental floss, are sure ways to uphold optimal dental hygiene. Poor oral hygiene carries far-reaching consequences including gum disease, which may result in your gums receding, hence exposing veneer borders. This puts your veneers at risk of detaching or chipping. 

  • Get the right toothpaste

Some of the toothpaste brands may include high-abrasive ingredients both for your teeth and for veneers. Therefore, when choosing a toothpaste brand, you should be on the lookout for substances such as sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide in the ingredients’ list. The former’s gritty nature can cause discoloration or veneers losing their sheen. On the other hand, hydrogen peroxide will gradually erode your veneer’s surface. Choosing gel products over paste form can prevent these risks. 

Moreover, you shouldn’t feel compelled to purchase whitening toothpaste as they are unnecessary, and can be harmful to your veneers.

  • Avoid biting into hard objects.

We all know that teeth are not only important for eating but can also come in handy as tools for, like, opening bottles. Unfortunately, such-like activities are detrimental not just to your teeth, but also to your veneers. Hard objects including glass bottles and metal caps can chip your porcelain. If you are often biting into random objects, like pens and pencils, you will want to consider ending the mannerism. 

  • Choose what you eat.

The rule touching on biting hard items also applies to foods. You should keep away from tough foods such as hard chips, raw carrots, boney meat cuts, and raw apples. Besides watching out for hard food items, you should also be careful about excessive eating of especially, sugary and acidic foods. They aid in tooth decay, which is not good for your veneers either. 

  • Avoid excessive alcohol

Too much alcohol consumption softens the bonding composites that hold the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Even though it doesn’t make your veneers come off, it will expose the bonding line to stains, damage, and deterioration. There are other products containing alcohol, which you may not know.  You will still want to check the list of ingredients for toothpaste and mouthwash, to see if they include alcohol. It can just be as harmful as the liquor itself. 

  • Manage teeth grinding

Teeth grinding or bruxism is a problem for some people, to which they cannot help. If you grind your teeth when sleeping, checking with your doctor can help manage the issue. In most situations, the doctor might recommend wearing a mouthguard when you are asleep. Teeth grinding damages veneers. Therefore, making sure the issue is addressed will save you from additional expenses. 


The Wrap Up

Dental porcelain laminates are very popular in cosmetic dentistry, especially during smile makeover procedures. These products help to enhance the appearance of discolored, cracked and unevenly spaced teeth. However, it is essential to keep in mind that veneers do not last forever. Your dentist will tell you when it’s suitable to get replacement of veneers. They may also recommend a different solution. Therefore, effective care for the veneers includes visiting your dentist regularly.  

Here at the Glow Medical and Dental Center, we offer a full range of dental services from dental bonding to laser teeth whitening. Our clinic represents some of the best cosmetic dentists in the industry, who will provide expert guidance to restore the life of your smile through porcelain veneers in Dubai.

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