How to take care of dental veneers
Often our patients wonder how they can keep their dental veneers in perfect conditions. Several precautions must be taken to best preserve your smile, in this article we will analyze them in detail.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are used to correct and improve teeth form, shape and color. Veneers are thin sheets placed on the tooth to improve its aesthetics. They can be made of porcelain or resin and help to improve and correct the patient’s dentition.
In the first phase of the treatment the dentist evaluates the teeth conditions, analyzing the state of each tooth and later on decides on how to proceed. In the second phase, the dentist places the provisional restorations and takes a dental impression of the prepared teeth. This step is essential to create a perfectly sized dental veneer and to give the smile a natural harmony.
The appointment is painless, it is performed with local anaesthesia.
Hygiene and dental veneers
How can I clean dental veneers when I am at home?
Many precautions need to be taken. In fact, like teeth, the tooth structure below the veneers can also be subject to caries or plaque if neglected, so it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene.
First, you need to brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a non-aggressive toothpaste. Remember to always brush your veneers gently so as not to break or damage them.
Dental veneers work best when they are taken care of properly, so you will have to maintain proper hygiene.
What cannot be eaten with dental veneers?
In general, you can eat everything with dental veneers. It would be better to avoid or take good care when eating excessively hard, crunchy or acidic foods. The general advice (which applies in all cases) is to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth: coffee, tea and wine are a perfect example.
Can I play sports using dental veneers?
You can play sports with dental veneers, taking the right precautions. For example, in individual or team contact sports, protective masks must be worn to avoid trauma.
Follow up visits
After performing the treatment, it will be important to monitor the situation by visiting the dentist once a year. In these sessions, a thorough dental cleaning will be sufficient to maintain an adequate oral health.
How long do dental veneers last for?
They can last for a lifetime, obviously a lot depends on the patient’ s oral habits and oral hygene. The ability of the specialist in placing veneers and designing the new smile as well as the quality of the materials used are very important factors for a successful treatment.
Dr. Emanuele Cicero is an expert in the subject. He pays great attention to details selecting the right materials and customizing treatments for each patient.
Contact dr. Emauele Cicero
Dr. Emanuele Cicero and his team of professionals are always available for a virtual consultation. The specialist will answer your questions and you will be able to help you achieve the smile you were looking for.