Porcelain veneers are a very versatile and popular method of covering up flaws in your smile. Consisting of thin shells made out of durable, translucent, tooth-like porcelain, veneers used to be a temporary fix for Hollywood actors to change their look on screen. Materials, methods and adhesion have come a long way so that your Moreno Valley dentists, at Moreno Valley Dental, can now bond dental veneers directly and securely to your teeth. Porcelain veneers might be considered a conservative procedure, as little preparation is needed to complete a successful application and provide you with a flawless, long-lasting smile.
Natural and Functional
Once your porcelain veneers are attached to your teeth with a dental grade adhesive, they will function just like natural teeth. For this reason, your Moreno Valley dentists will recommend that you care for them as such. You may need to make a few adjustments to your at-home oral self-care regimen, but in general, you should continue to brush twice daily with ADA-approved, minimally abrasive toothpaste. Many toothpastes do contain more harsh abrasives with the goal of removing stubborn plaque and tartar buildup, so follow the recommendation of your dentist.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Floss your teeth just as always, and preferably at night. Teeth that have veneers are just as susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay. Flossing regularly will give you a great benefit by reaching the nooks and crannies of your teeth that your toothbrush misses. If you like to punctuate your oral hygiene practices with a swish of mouthwash, just be sure you choose one that is alcohol-free. Alcohol can make the bonding agent that keeps your veneers firmly in place less effective. As always, be sure to visit your Moreno Valley dentists for regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings.
Porcelain Veneers Your Moreno Valley Dentists
Interested in porcelain veneers? Your Moreno Valley dentists would be happy to meet all of your comprehensive dentistry needs. To schedule your next checkup with 92533 dentist office call us at (951) 697-6800.