When it comes to false teeth there are few options better than porcelain veneers. That's because the veneers look and function just like regular teeth, and they are hard enough to stand up to most chewing tasks. That doesn't mean that they are invincible though.
If you don't care for your veneers properly, you'll end up coming to see us to have them fixed up and we'll be making replacements or fixing cracks that develop.
Avoid Very Hard Foods and Non-Foods
It's important that you limit things like ice and hard candy in your diet as much as possible, because these substances can do damage to your teeth over time.
Also avoid chewing on non-food items like pen caps, packaging material that you want to get open, or your fingernails. If you do this regularly, you could end up cracking your veneers over time and then you'll have to pay for replacements to be made.
Brush Regularly and ProperlyIt's important to brush and maintain your veneers just like your normal teeth to keep them in good shape over time. That means brushing twice a day, brushing softly and flossing regularly to keep them in top shape.
Your veneers will gather plaque and cause health issues if you don't clean them regularly, and they will also wear out faster if you aren't taking care of them. Keep that in mind and clean your teeth every single day to keep them from wearing out and leading to problems that have to be fixed later on.
Porcelain veneers are exceptionally strong and many will last more than 10 years before they need repair or replacement. That's a pretty impressive lifespan for artificial teeth, and it's why so many people are beginning to rely on porcelain. Take care of your veneers, eat the right foods and treat them right and you'll get many years out of them without a problem.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (512) 506-9889 today.