Posted: May 20, 2020
You may know that getting porcelain dental veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel. It is a necessary measure to ensure a seamless fit and natural appearance. This process does not compromise the overall health or function of the tooth. But what happens after you’ve had your veneers for several years?
Ideally, the teeth under your porcelain veneers will remain strong and in good condition indefinitely. However, it all depends on how well you care for your smile. Failure to maintain optimal oral health can compromise your natural teeth. It can also shorten the lifespan of your dental restorations.
Fortunately, taking care of your teeth is as easy as sticking to the right routine. You will need to brush with nonabrasive toothpaste and floss twice a day. If you want to use mouthwash, choose a product without alcohol, witch hazel, or other astringent ingredients. You should also avoid harmful habits and behaviors such as chewing on ice.
Additionally, make sure to attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Most patients should come in every six months. During your visit, you will receive necessary services such as plaque and tartar removal. Our dentist will also inspect the condition of your teeth and restorations.
Following these easy steps will ensure the continued health of the teeth under your veneers. It will also keep you eligible for our porcelain veneer guarantee. In the event of damage, Dr. John Schmid will replace your veneers free of charge for up to 5 years.
This promise only applies to patients who have taken care of their restorations. It does not extend to those whose veneers have been compromised by tooth decay or other avoidable issues.
“I had almost all of my teeth enhanced with porcelain veneers and bridges over 8 years ago. My bite was completely restored to near perfection. I spent most of my life with a horrible bite and ugly, spaced out teeth. Now I have a perfect smile that is strong and more functional than I could have imagined.” – Patient review.
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If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, please contact our practice at 512-329-5967. We are currently available for phone calls and virtual consultations. Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry provides exceptional care to patients in Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and across Texas.