When Dr. Kenneth Schweizer first cemented your dental veneers onto your teeth, they were intended to last a long time. With a few daily care and cleaning considerations, you can extend the life and luster of your winning smile for many years.
In regards to your daily oral hygiene routine, you need to keep in mind that the veneers are cemented onto the faces of the teeth. The remainder of the tooth enamel will still be vulnerable to the ravages of tooth decay. This means you will need to diligently brush and floss these teeth twice each day to keep them strong and healthy.
You also need to keep in mind that the biting edge of the porcelain veneers will not be as hard as your natural tooth enamel. If you bite into a lot of hard and crunchy foods, you might want to develop a habit of cutting the foods into pieces and popping them into your mouth.
At the same time, the porcelain material will only be receptive to minor surface stains. If you have premolars or other teeth that are partially visible in your smile and you enjoy dark foods and beverages, they could stain them in contrast to the veneers.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new porcelain dental veneers in Sarasota, Florida, you can always call Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA at 941-926-4888 for a consultation.