The dental veneers installed on the teeth in your smile by Vela Dental Centers Kingsville are made from a porcelain material that is not vulnerable to tooth decay. At the same time there are a few every day tips to keep in mind to help you take good care of your dental veneers.
All of your teeth, including the teeth in your smile with dental veneers will need to be brushed and flossed. It’s important to remember that the veneers are only on the faces of the teeth in your smile. You will need to diligently maintain the rest of the natural tooth enamel.
When you’re eating, it’s important to keep in mind that your natural tooth enamel is significantly harder that porcelain biting edge of your dental veneers. Try to develop the habit of cutting hard foods into chunks and popping them into your mouth, rather than biting into them.
The porcelain material of your dental veneers will only be subject to minor surface staining. However, the enamel of your natural teeth is still receptive to deeper staining. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages or use tobacco, they could stain in a way that is noticeable compared to the white veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new dental veneers, please call Vela Dental Centers Kingsville at 361.592.4373 to schedule an appointment.