Porcelain veneers are proving to be an ever more popular option to transform smiles. The reason is because it is such a simple solution that is less invasive than some other cosmetic dentistry but gives beautiful results. So, what can you expect from post-porcelain veneer placement? Here are a few ways that choosing porcelain veneer can benefit you.
Long Lasting Effects
Due to the highly innovative technological advancements in the last few decades, porcelain veneers are engineered to be durable. They can last anywhere up to 30 years. Of course, the material of the veneer has to be of high quality and you also need to ensure you look after them properly, otherwise you will reduce the amount of time they will last.
Looking After Your Porcelain Veneers
If you look after your natural teeth with regular cleaning with a good toothpaste and flossing, chances are you won’t need to make many changes at all. You will need to continue this essential oral hygiene regime, but you should take care to choose a toothpaste that does not have an abrasive element, as can be contained in toothpastes that are designed to enhance the whiteness of your teeth. These all have abrasive chemicals in them, which can damage your veneers. You should also ensure your toothbrush has soft to medium bristles, as hard bristles can also damage the veneers if you brush too vigorously.
Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?
Most of the durable materials used today to create your veneers will be resistant to most stains. This means you will be able to continue eating and drinking as per normal without having to worry about ruining your veneers.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Removed?
Generally, once you have a porcelain veneer added to your teeth, the process is considered to be a permanent solution. This is due to the fact that some of the tooth structure and enamel are removed or re-shaped before the veneers are applied. The teeth underneath will look scarred and will be vulnerable if the veneers are removed. However, you can have veneers replaced or even repaired if they become chipped or cracked.
Are There Any Side Effects With This Type Of Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are no additional side effects with this type of dentistry solution. However, as with any dentistry intervention, you may experience discomfort in your mouth for a few days. Your mouth may also be a bit more sensitive initially, until you are used to having the veneers in place. To ensure you get the best from this treatment, don’t bite fingernails or try to open bottles or jars with your teeth, as this will not only cause damage to the veneers but will also weaken your teeth too.
Choose Your Cosmetic Dentist Carefully
It is important that you choose a cosmetic dentist who not only has the correct qualifications, but who is also experienced in carrying out this type of cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Alex Rubinov is one of the leading lights in cosmetic dentistry in the New York area. Contact him and his team at (718) 253-0800 to enhance your smile.