4 Tips to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers in Rocky Hill
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Porcelain veneers in Rocky Hill do exactly what they are intended to do—create beautiful, long lasting smiles. The office of Thaddeus S. Michalski does a great job of blending the art and science of dentistry to give our patients the dazzling smiles they’ve been dreaming of in just a few appointments. If you’ve been struggling to achieve your highest quality of life because you have chipped, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth, TMS General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry can help you! We also provide all our patients the tips and information you need to maintain your corrected smile for years to come once you’ve met your smile goals.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality dental porcelain that fit over your front teeth. These “instant makeovers” are highly customizable. Dr. Michalski designs your porcelain veneers based on your individual measurements and the goals you have. In just two visits, your dentist in Rocky Hill can transform your smile, instantly improving the color, size, shape, and overall appearance of your teeth. Your veneers can cover up plenty of imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and misshapen teeth for years and years with the help of these maintenance tips:
1. Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene
If you want your new smile to last long, you must keep your teeth and gums healthy. Good oral hygiene directly correlates to healthy teeth, which are necessary for your veneers to stay in good condition. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, along with professional cleanings from Dr. Michalski will keep your natural teeth healthy and your porcelain veneers bright and shining.
2. Don’t Bite Hard Objects or Food
Even with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting objects that put your teeth at risk for cracking, fracturing, or chipping. Opening packages and other things is not a good idea if you have porcelain veneers either. They will eventually tear, chip, or break from this bad habit. Veneers can withstand normal biting pressure, but their long lifetime can be cut short if they are exposed to unnatural pressures.
3. Avoid Foods and Beverages That Can Stain
One of the best aspects of your veneers is that they are stain resistant! It’s better to not challenge your new smile. If you drink dark substances like wine regularly, stains will eventually occur over the years. It is okay to indulge sometimes, but enjoy them in moderation with your smile in mind. Rinse your mouth afterward so that some of the staining particles can be washed away.
4. Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Visiting your dentist routinely is very important to the maintenance of your veneers. Dr. Michalski and the rest of our dental team will be able to monitor your veneers, teeth and gums, and check for potential problems. Dr. Michalski will perform professional cleanings—preventive care avoids huge dental problems down the road for both your natural teeth and veneers. Dental visits every six months should be enough for you dentist to properly care for your teeth and gums.
If you’re considering improving your smile, contact our office. Our friendly team members at Thaddeus D. Michalski General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry would be happy to set up a consultation with Dr. Michalski! We’re excited to bring our patients smiles and confidence to the next level!