PORCELAIN VENEERS IN WINSTON SALEM
CARING FOR VENEERS
Although veneers are incredibly durable and look and feel like real teeth, they are susceptible to chipping and cracking, just like real teeth. As part of your post-procedure care, you'll need to make sure you continue to follow good oral hygiene practices and continue to brush and floss regularly. You can eat or drink as you normally would, but it is not a good idea to use your teeth as a way to open packaging, bottles, or other items that people often open with their teeth. Exposing your veneer to this kind of use could cause them to wear faster, or become cracked.
If you ever experience problems with your veneer, such as pain or discomfort, or if it is knocked out because of an accident or trauma, see your dentist right away. A dentist who is experienced in working with veneers might be able to save the veneer, reducing the risk of removal or replacement. If you care for your veneers properly, they can last a long time, just like your real teeth. On average, patients can expect their veneers to last upwards of 10 to 15 years when they are appropriately cared for and examined by a dental professional on a regular basis.
OTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Another, more conservative option are composite resin veneers. This type of veneer involves having resin bonded to the surface of the tooth and shaped in the dental office directly on the tooth or teeth. It is vital that your dentist is experienced in working with composite resin because getting a great looking tooth requires a skilled hand. An experienced dentist can craft a veneer that looks as good as a porcelain veneer made in a dental lab. Because it is more economical than investing in porcelain veneers, some patients opt for composite resin as a way to improve the look and function of their teeth. Composite resin veneers don't last as long as porcelain veneers, and they might require more follow up and maintenance to ensure a lasting result. Resin will wear away and stain over time, so regular dental visits are essential to maintain the look of your resin veneer.
Whichever type of veneer you choose, you’ll be investing in your smile and oral health overall.
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