Dental veneers are “smile changers” that can craft a beautiful smile. They are made from white, translucent porcelain film which is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. It perfectly imitates your natural teeth enamel and improves the look of your teeth. You may need veneers Fort Lauderdale if you have discolored teeth (grayish) due to medication, gaps, chips, or worn down tooth. However, getting porcelain veneers may require you to change your diet and eating habits after the procedure.
Taking Care of Your Temporary Veneers
The procedure of getting porcelain veneers includes wearing temporary veneers while the permanent porcelain veneers are not yet ready. Temporary veneers are necessary to protect your teeth from sensitivity until the permanent veneers are ready. They are made from acrylic and are fixed with temporary dental cement. Temporary veneers help test your restoration as well as achieve its proper color, appearance, and fit.
When Getting Your Permanent Porcelain Veneers
Permanent porcelain veneers are very strong and can resist most of the forces you generate when you bite and chew your food. Given the durability of porcelain veneers, it can get damaged as well without proper care and maintenance. Damaged porcelain means incurring additional dental care costs. Here are some precautions to take when wearing permanent porcelain veneers:
- Avoid excessive biting or chewing
- Use a bite/night guard if you have bruxism or clenching habits
- Practice daily oral hygiene habits
- Limit foods and drinks that are highly pigmented that causes staining. Dental veneers are stain-resistant but your adjacent natural teeth aren’t.
- Avoid frequent alcohol consumption as it ruins the bonding material
- Smoking and tobacco chewing should be avoided as well
- Hard food and chewing ice
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is not difficult for you to do. Proper care and maintenance will ensure the longevity of your permanent dental veneers.
Interested in Getting Veneers Fort Lauderdale?
If you would like more information about dental veneers Fort Lauderdale, please contact or schedule an appointment with us at Stanton Smiles for a consultation.