How to Make Your Dental Veneers and Crowns Last Longer
Dental veneers are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after as well as very successful methods for improving the looks of one's smile. When someone with veneers grins, there is no question that everyone notices, and in the most favorable way possible! In spite of the fact that dental veneers are an excellent choice for any adult who is interested in improving the looks of their smile, it is important to observe certain behaviors if you want your investment to be protected for the longest period of time feasible.
Let's go through some of the most crucial steps you can take to preserve the health of your veneers and smile so that you can enjoy smiling, chewing, and laughing for the rest of your life.
Dental Hygiene is always important.
Maintaining a proper oral hygiene regimen at home is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your dental veneers last as long as possible. This may sound like common sense to some people. You should NOT assume that because you have veneers that you are exempt from the need to brush and floss regularly. Some people believe that because veneers are not a natural component of your tooth, they do not need the same level of maintenance as real teeth, but this is not the case at all! It is essential to maintain a healthy foundation for your smile if you want your veneers to last as long as they possibly can.
Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most significant factors that contribute to the eventual failure of veneers. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for a full two minutes, preferably with a non-abrasive toothpaste (to reduce scratching of any type), and if you had an electric toothbrush to do the job, that would be even better! In order to thoroughly clean the areas in between your teeth and along the edges of your new veneers, flossing is an additional dental care practice that is of the utmost significance. The space in between your teeth is one of the most common places for plaque and food particles to become lodged; hence, you need to floss at least once every day to ensure that your oral health is being properly maintained.
Don't forget to get your veneers properly cleaned and polished at least twice a year as part of your twice-yearly dental checkups and cleanings that should be regularly planned.
Always wear a Nightguard.
Bruxism is the medical term for the habit of persons clenching or grinding their teeth during sleeping. If they do, a night guard can prevent you from suffering a significant amount of damage or additional costs. Investing in a night guard after receiving veneers can help reduce the risk of chipping or fracturing a piece of the veneer or any other teeth. This is especially important if you grind your teeth at night. When you clench and grind your teeth, you increase the risk of damaging any restorative dental work you have done, including veneers. Nightguards are simple dental appliances that may be fabricated in a matter of minutes and inserted into patients during brief office visits. Each one is shaped specifically to your grin in order to provide the highest level of comfort and functionality.
When you sleep is when you are most prone to clench or grind your teeth, thus it is important to protect them during this time by wearing a night guard. Even if you don't have a history of teeth grinding, Dr. Cohan may nevertheless advise you to use this protective appliance in order to reduce the likelihood of causing your new veneers any additional harm.
Always use a Mouthguard When Playing Sports
In the same vein as a night guard, it is essential to wear some sort of mouth protection whenever you participate in leisure activities. We strongly suggest that you wear a sports mouthguard whenever you participate in any activity, be it a sport or a pastime, that puts your face or mouth at danger of being injured. Some examples of this type of activity include ice skating, soccer, and cycling. Any knocks or jolts to the mouth won't immediately ruin your beautiful veneers in this way.
Start Early Treatment for Gum Disease
Patients who suffer from gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, may have their aesthetic dental work or their smile in general put in jeopardy by the infection caused by their condition. Veneers are the same as any other material! If you have any type of gum disease, you always run the danger of experiencing bone loss in the future, which could, in more severe circumstances, result in the loss of teeth. Fortunately, therapy administered early on can prevent this common gum infection from spreading.
It is essential to keep in mind that the symptoms of gum disease can frequently become more severe in people who smoke and who have diabetes. When considering whether or not dental veneers are the appropriate option for you, it is essential to have this conversation with Dr. Cohan.
Whether you already had some kind of gum disease before veneer treatment or developed it after your smile makeover, it is essential for your dental health to ensure that gum disease is treated and maintained appropriately. This is because gum disease can lead to serious oral health complications. Even with veneers, gum disease can be effectively managed with the help of a dental professional and by practicing proper oral hygiene.
Should I Get Dental Veneers to replace my Current Teeth?
It is important to remember that maintaining your dental veneers in order to get the most use out of them and ensure that they last as long as possible is quite similar to maintaining your natural teeth in this regard. Dental veneers have the potential to be an excellent choice for individuals who want to take their smile game to the next level if proper dental hygiene practices, routine dental care, and the assistance of an experienced dental team are adhered to.
Dr. Cohan will meet with you one-on-one at Summerlin Dental Solutions in Las Vegas to discuss any dental concerns or questions you may have regarding veneers. Summerlin Dental Solutions is located in Summerlin. You can rest assured that you will receive top-notch care for all of your smile makeover requirements when you have an experienced staff working with you.
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Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.
With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning. Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens. She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.
Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.