How do I care for my dental veneers?
About 1 - 2 weeks after your dental veneers have been fitted, your dentist will see you for a review to make sure that you are happy with the look and feel of them, examine your gums and answer any queries you may have.
Treat your dental veneers as you would your own teeth, by brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing twice a day. Dental veneers, just like your enamel, can become stained. You can keep them looking pearly white by limiting the amount of black coffee you drink, giving up smoking and avoiding foods that may stain. Porcelain veneers are less likely to stain, but you should be careful when eating particularly hard foods – porcelain is a kind of glass, so while strong it is also brittle.
Dental veneers will usually need to be replaced at some point, but by keeping up a good oral hygiene routine you can ensure that they last for as long as possible. By visiting your dentist for a check up at least once a year, and booking regular appointments with your Portman Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist, you will ensure that your veneers stay in the best possible condition.