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Porcelain Veneers After Care

Dr. Degel Dec 31, 2011

When you have a problem with the appearance of your smile, there is one great treatment option to consider, and that is porcelain veneers. Ask any Queens cosmetic dentist and you’ll find that most agree: porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile and effective ways to enhance a smile. They’re easy to place and they’re relatively easy to care for as well.

We’d like to take a brief moment right now to look at the basics about the care for porcelain veneers. Let’s first briefly go over what they are and how they’re placed.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a special dental ceramic that are used to mask imperfections on a tooth. They are intended for use only on the front parts of the teeth. When we use porcelain veneers are our Astoria cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice, we often use them to mask chips, cracks, severe stains, and minor misalignments. Many people call porcelain veneers “instant orthodontics” because of their remarkable effectiveness.

Placement of Porcelain Veneers

To place Queens porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth structure needs to be removed from a tooth. It’s only half of one millimeter, so it will not be a major reduction in tooth structure. That said, it’s important that people getting the porcelain veneers be in good dental health.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers at Home

Once you have your porcelain veneers in place, it’s important that you take good care of them so that your smile lasts a lifetime. As usual, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Doing this will prevent plaque formation and will preserve your veneers for years to come. If possible try to brush your teeth after every meal.

And, we cannot stress this enough, floss every night. Flossing will remove the food particles and plaque that brushing alone cannot. It will maintain healthy teeth and gums, which means that your veneers will not be adversely affected by tooth decay or gum disease.

How We Care for Your Porcelain Veneers During Your Visit

You’ll want to regularly visit your dentist twice a year for regular checkups. When you visit our cosmetic dentists, they’ll monitor the overall condition of your veneers. If there are any issues, they will make sure to let you know so major dental health problems can be avoided down the line. Porcelain veneers will last many years with good care. Working together with your dentist, you will have a healthy smile that looks great well into the future.

Other Smile Makeover Options to Consider

There are many other options to get a stellar New York City smile makeover. Porcelain veneers is just one possible treatment. If you want more information about what we can offer, we’d be more than happy to discuss these issues during a consultation.

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers and Smile Makeovers

If you would like more information about porcelain veneers and how they can help you have a great smile, be sure to contact our Astoria cosmetic dentistry practice today. The entire team here is eager to discuss your many different dental treatment options and how we can best meet your needs.

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