Recognizing Possible Threats To Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers make it possible to dramatically improve your smile through a single cosmetic dental procedure. When patients seek out veneers, they use them to correct many different concerns. At the completion of your treatment, you can feel great about a smile that is whiter, and free of flaws caused by misshapen, poorly sized, or damaged teeth. With proper care, you can make sure those positive changes remain in place for many years. Of course, it should be noted that veneers are not invincible. If you want to make sure you enjoy the long-term benefits of their placement, smart preventive dental habits are important.

Protecting Your Veneers Against Possible Discoloration

Porcelain veneers are sometimes selected as a cosmetic procedure because of their ability to hide discoloration. Professional whitening agents are ineffective against intrinsic discoloration, or discoloration caused by internal problems. While your veneers are effective at remaining free of stains, it is possible for them to accumulate, particularly from dark liquids like coffee, tea, and red wine. Unfortunately, whitening agents cannot remove these stains. Regularly brushing your teeth, and minimizing your exposure to dark beverages, can help them retain their brightness.

Keeping Your Veneers Free From Harm

What do you need to do to keep your veneers free of damage? While the porcelain material they are made from is tough, it can be harmed. It is particularly important to address a teeth grinding habit if you have veneers, as they can be damaged by this practice. Teeth grinding is often related to issues with TMJ dysfunction – your dentist can help with both. You should also make a point to eliminate any habit of chewing on ice, or pen caps. These actions can lead to chips and cracks in teeth, and they are certainly able to do harm to veneers.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Porcelain Veneers

At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury, you can see amazing smile changes when you have porcelain veneers placed. Our practice is proud to provide work that will help you enjoy your best, most attractive, appearance. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to welcome patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.