How Can a Patient Take Care of Their Porcelain Veneers?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
Porcelain veneers are an exceptional option for patients who want to restore the appearance of their anterior teeth, especially when imperfections exist. These facings are custom-made and bonded onto the front of the tooth to change its appearance. At Deeter Dental Group, we often recommend porcelain veneers for patients who have mild imperfections in their smile, including:
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Broken/chipped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Drs. Terry, Matt, and Lucas Deeter can make a recommendation to a patient who visits their practice and asks about cosmetic solutions for their unique needs.
How are porcelain veneers made and placed?
A porcelain veneer is created after the dentist removes a thin portion of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. Impressions are then made of the tooth, which are used by a ceramist in a laboratory to fabricate the porcelain veneer. This veneer is made with specific color, size, and shape information provided by the dentist. Once the veneer is complete, patients return to the dental office to have their veneer bonded in place.
How can I take care of my veneers?
It is essential that patients take good care of their restorations to ensure they last a long time. With proper care, most patients can enjoy their porcelain veneers for a decade or longer. Care requires brushing, flossing, and regular appointments at the dental office to ensure cavities or disease are not forming on the natural tooth structure underneath the veneer. Patients who have conditions such as bruxism, which can result in clenching and grinding of the teeth at night, may also benefit from using an oral appliance. An appliance for bruxism is often similar to a mouth guard made of high-quality plastics that reduces tensions and protects the teeth from wear, tear, and damage often resulting from this condition.
Schedule your appointment with Deeter Dental Group today!
If you live in or around the communities of Bismarck or Garrison, ND, feel free to schedule an appointment with Deeter Dental Group to learn more about porcelain veneers. We encourage new and existing patients to visit our practice for their general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs.
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