Conveniently, porcelain veneers do not need to be cared for in any special way. To maintain your smile, continue good habits of dental hygiene with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.
Teeth with porcelain veneers have no higher incidence of cavities or tooth decay than other teeth. Good dental hygiene with regular flossing, brushing, and dental appointments will help reduce your risk of cavities and tooth decay.
APorcelain veneers are incredibly strong and rarely crack or chip. Especially when applied by an expert like Dr. Sands, veneers should remain permanently attached without breaking or popping off. However, because veneers are like natural teeth, they can chip as a natural tooth would, and serious misuse or abuse can damage them. To protect the health and appearance of your pearly whites, you should avoid potentially damaging activities like biting your nails, using your teeth as tools, and scraping your teeth with metal utensils.
Porcelain veneers are a permanent form of tooth enhancement. Once fitted to your teeth, they will last as long as 20 years if they are well cared for and if the teeth remain healthy. Veneers may need to be replaced or re-bonded if the tooth or surrounding gum tissues change.