Aftercare of Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers help in the treatment of a large number of dental issues. Porcelain shells are available in the shapes of teeth. The restorative procedure by Monterey cosmetic dentist involves placement of the shells on the front part of the tooth to cover any loss and enhance the look of your smile. The maintenance of porcelain veneers is not difficult for the patients. 

Follow these tips so that your porcelain veneers remain in good condition for a long period.

  • Practice a good dental regimen.

It is highly crucial for the maintenance of your porcelain veneers. Make sure to follow the prescribed regimen by your dental health provider every day so that your teeth do not decay any further and your veneers are in perfect condition. There is a huge risk of cavity development after veneer placement. In such cases, the removal and replacement of veneers takes place to treat the cavity. If you keep your veneers properly through oral care, they will not be stained or discolored even after a long duration. Your veneers’ life will increase if you practice brushing your teeth twice and flossing once daily. Along with that, you can also use mouthwashes. You can also go for periodic visits to your dentist to get your veneers professionally cleaned for additional precautions. 

  • Prevention of stains

Even if your veneer is made of good-quality porcelain, they are still prone to staining and discoloration. If you are worried about stains, make sure to practice regular dental care to remove food debris and other staining items from your teeth. Also, make sure to restrict your intake of staining beverages and meals that directly contact your teeth while eating or drinking. These items include beverages and meals like coffee, tea, soda, red wine, tomato sauces, soy sauces, berries, etc. They contain color and pigment that can stain your veneers as well as natural teeth. If you still wish to eat or drink such items, clean your teeth as soon as possible after consuming them. This helps in removing the leftover particles from your teeth.  Make sure to use straws while drinking staining beverages so that your teeth are not in direct contact with the drink. 

  • Avoid tobacco 

Avoid tobacco consumption if you have recently installed porcelain veneers in your teeth. Products containing tobacco, like cigarettes, can lead to the yellowing of natural teeth as well as veneers. You will require frequent replacements to restore the damage caused by it.