Porcelain Veneers Aftercare
Considered one of the most flexible cosmetic dentistry solutions, dental veneers have earned great praise for the many issues they can correct. Used for patients with unevenly sized or spaced teeth, gummy smiles, cracked or damaged teeth and deeply stained teeth resistant to whitening, they are a strong and long-term solution available from a cosmetic dentist. Wagner Dentistry in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV are happy to consult with patients to determine if veneers are the right answer for their needs, and work with them to ensure proper porcelain veneers aftercare.
As your dentist in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, we understand that porcelain veneers are a great solution, but it is just as important to review with you the specific needs that dental veneers have in the days, weeks, and years after they are applied. Porcelain veneers aftercare involves several things, including knowledge about them in addition to actual care. Let’s start with that knowledge.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PORCELAIN VENEERS
The first thing to know about porcelain veneers aftercare is that you should anticipate a few days of sensitivity. The bonding process removes some enamel, and you will need several days for the teeth to adjust to heat and cold. Fortunately, this ends within a few days of treatment. You must also adjust your habits in terms of using your teeth for unusual purposes. Nail biters or people who chew on ice, or those who try to pry things open with their teeth should retrain themselves to cease such behaviors as they can harm the veneers.
PORCELAIN VENEERS MAINTENANCE
Where maintenance is concerned, your porcelain veneers aftercare is not at all complicated. The first thing we will do is book your follow up evaluation around one week after the veneers are placed. This is to ensure that everything is responding well (gums and teeth) to the veneers and to be certain that your bite is functional and correct. You will also be able to treat the veneers like your natural teeth, brushing and flossing each day, but we do recommend the use of non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent any damage.
Additionally, in order to ensure that your veneers remain in the best condition in the years to come, we need you to pay attention to whether you are grinding your teeth, or clenching them, often. Bruxism is the formal name for this issue, and people who grind or clench can also harm the veneers or create other problems. A simple night guard can often solve the issue.
CONTACT OUR SUMMERLIN LAS VEGAS OFFICE FOR PORCELAIN VENEERS
If you have additional questions about porcelain veneers aftercare, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV office at 702-877-2222. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. You can also learn more when you read our Porcelain Veneers FAQs, find out if you Are a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers, and the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers.
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