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How to Take Care of Porcelain Veneers

added on: April 10, 2023
My Rivertown Dentist in Madison

At My Rivertown Dentist in Madison, we’re so excited when patients want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, especially porcelain veneers. Once you have them, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to find a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Ashley Lee who was able to transform your life simply by fixing your teeth.

Let’s learn more about how porcelain veneers work and the right way to care for your new Madison cosmetic dentistry investment.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Before we talk about caring for your veneers, let’s discuss how they work. Porcelain veneers can easily reshape your teeth and the color of your smile. A small amount of your natural tooth enamel must be removed before your cosmetic dentist in Madison can bond the thin shell of porcelain to your teeth. The tooth preparation process is minimal, but it cannot be reversed, unlike composite bonding or other treatments. 

Make Sure to Brush and Floss Every Day

The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, with a fluoride toothpaste, for two minutes and flossing once. This is the right amount of time to make sure porcelain veneers stay clean and free from discolorations or issues. Unfortunately, dental plaque loves to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach, whether it’s on your natural tooth structure or dental veneers. That’s why it’s so important you floss once a day to remove dental plaque hiding in between teeth and along the gum line.

Never Use Your Teeth at Tools

Your cosmetic dentist in Madison knows how easy it can be to use your teeth as tools to open packages, etc. While your new veneers are very durable, there’s a chance they could chip if you aren’t careful with how you’re using your teeth. Chewing on ice or hard candies greatly increases your risk of chipping a veneer that would mess with its newly perfect appearance. 

Visit My Rivertown Dentist Every Six Months

We recommend you see us for a professional cleaning and oral exam twice each year. This will help to protect your porcelain veneers and oral health in general. Your Madison cosmetic dentist will use this time to closely monitor the conditions of your veneers and make recommendations as needed.

Do you have questions? Do you want to learn more about porcelain veneers? Reach out to My Rivertown Dentist and let us know you’re interested in talking with us.

Dr. Ashley Lee is a cosmetic dentist in Madison, IN. To request an appointment and learn if porcelain veneers are right for you, call us at (812) 801-4078.