The porcelain veneers Dr. John Fonder installed on your teeth will give you a winning smile for many years to come. At the same time, there are a few daily care things to keep in mind to help you maintain and extend the life of your veneers.
It’s important to keep in mind that the veneers are cemented to the face of each tooth in your smile. The remainder of the tooth enamel is still vulnerable to tooth decay. This means you will need to diligently brush and floss twice each day to keep them strong and healthy.
It’s also worth noting that the porcelain biting edge of the dental veneers can never be as hard as your natural tooth enamel. So, if you enjoy biting into a lot of hard and crunchy foods, such as apples, carrots, hard bread, you might want to develop a habit of cutting them into chunks and popping them into your mouth rather than biting them.
The porcelain material the veneers are made out of is receptive to minor surface stains, so if you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages, they could stain them in contrast to the veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new porcelain dental veneers, you can always call our Midtown Dental Arts team in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 918-747-8802 for a consultation. We are always here to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile!