Longevity of Veneers
Dental veneers are arguably the best aesthetic solutions for discolored, chipped, misshapen, or slightly structurally impaired teeth. Getting a complete set of veneers for a full mouth reconstruction is not uncommon. Veneers can last five to 10 years, depending on their material and maintenance.
Our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will help you know how to take good care of your dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells used to top your natural teeth. After the tooth underneath has been filed down slightly and its surface prepared, the veneer is placed. Dental veneers are a procedure possible in one sitting.
Your preliminary dental checkup will be best done by our surgeons, who will first examine the condition of your teeth and conclude what solution would be the best for you. Caring for your dental veneers is necessary to get the best out of them.
Factors of Longevity of Veneers
Here are a few things on which the longevity of veneers depend on.
How to Improve Longevity of Veneers
There are things you can do to protect your veneers and ensure they last a long time. Of course, you want to get the best out of your dental investment.
Our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will provide you with a comprehensive set of after-care instructions to follow after getting your dental veneers done with us. They will ensure you are educated on every aspect of veneer care.
Choose Longer Lasting Materials
If the choice is left to you, you should choose to get porcelain veneers instead of composite ones. While composite veneers are easier and quicker to apply, they last only half the time as porcelain veneers.
If you wish your veneers to last the longest, inquire what materials are offered. Fortunately, our surgeons will tell you every essential detail you need to make any decision.
Avoid Biting into Hard Things
You must avoid eating fruits with hard central seeds without removing the seed first. We’ve heard too many stories about patients chipping their brand-new veneers over biting into a peach too hard.
Avoid habits like biting your nails, chewing ice, or using your teeth as tools. Your teeth should only be used for biting or chewing. If you can help it, try to process harder foods like nuts to nut butter or powders instead of whole nuts.
Small practices like this really make a whole lot of difference in the long run.
Avoid Staining Foods and Smoking
While porcelain veneers don’t stain, you can’t be too careful. Brush your teeth after eating foods that stain, like tomatoes, or drinking tea or coffee. Smoking yellows your teeth, so you should cut that out immediately.
Clean Your Teeth
You must ensure you brush your teeth and floss them too. When plaque builds up, it breaks down our natural tooth enamel. While veneers are tougher, they are affected too.
Contact Us for a Consultation Today
If you’re unhappy with your smile or facing trouble with your veneers, schedule an appointment with our surgeons today.
Call Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 657-384-2787 to schedule an appointment.