FAQs: Protecting Porcelain Veneers

FAQsAre you over-the-moon excited about transforming the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers? Are you feeling overwhelmed with equal intensity regarding the future of your smile because you don’t know how to properly protect your veneers? Fortunately, you have absolutely no reason to hesitate. Keeping your smile looking beautiful after veneer placement is simple as long as you are informed regarding a few details. Allow us to help with a Q&A session.

FAQs: Keeping Your Veneers Safe

Question: Are porcelain veneers extremely easy to damage or break? What can I do to keep them in one piece?

Answer: They are not very easy to break or fracture, even though they may appear quite delicate. They are made for strength and durability. However, because they are capable of breaking, we suggest you treat them similarly to your own teeth. Don’t eat foods that seem too hard and avoid using your teeth for anything other than their purpose: To chew and to help you speak.

Question: My porcelain veneers are going to allow me to achieve a beautiful white smile – what can I do to keep my smile bright?

Answer: Keeping your smile bright means keeping up with the usual suggestions for protecting natural teeth. Brush twice daily. Floss once daily. Make sure you avoid hard-bristle brushes and abrasive toothpastes. Remember to schedule your six-month cleanings and exams with us. As for super-staining foods, limit them or rinse and then brush after you eat them (remember to wait 30 minutes between rinsing and brushing).

Question: What if I’m suffering from bruxism? Will I be able to continue my treatment?

Answer: Yes, we will speak with you about your oral appliance and whether any changes are necessary. Simply continue to follow your home treatment, so you can avoid wearing down or breaking your veneers.