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How to Care for Your Dental Veneers

July 27, 2022
Posted By: Casuarina Square Dental Care
Woman smiling while getting veneers in darwin

If you’re an admirer of celebrity smiles, then odds are you already appreciate the attractiveness of dental veneers, even if you don’t realise that’s what you’re seeing. While tooth enamel is naturally beautiful and translucent, it’s also fragile. In addition, the indulgences of modern life may not help. Sugary snacks and carbonated beverages can be a devastating one-two punch. The acids in carbonation wear your tooth surfaces while the sugars feed bacteria that can grow even faster on worn teeth. The ultimate result can be a diminished smile.

At Casuarina Square Dental Care, our team is skilled at reinvigorating smiles and may recommend dental veneers as a solution. These porcelain restorations are most effective on your front-facing teeth to conceal damage, discolouration, and decay with a durable cover that can last for a decade or longer if you treat it with care.

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

When patients visit our dental clinic with concerns about their smile’s appearance, we first ensure that their oral health issues have been resolved first. Then, we may consider if professional teeth whitening may address your specific tooth issues. While teeth whitening is the least invasive, it cannot correct every condition that may dim your smile. A dental veneer may be the ideal solution for teeth that resist our whitening treatments.

These restorations consist of precision-crafted porcelain chips that we design to fit seamlessly over your tooth surface. They are a permanent dental treatment that our cosmetic dentist cements to your tooth after removing a small amount of enamel. This ensures a tight fit.

Protecting Your Dental Veneer for the Long Run

Two advantages of dental veneers are that they don’t decay like tooth enamel, nor are they stained by foods. And because this is a persistent restoration, your care routine is of paramount importance. Here are a few tips to help them last a lifetime:

  • Brush and floss daily. Though your veneer doesn’t decay; the tooth structure beneath them does.
  • Maintain routine dental visits. We can discover problems with your dental veneer before it compromises your investment.
  • Avoid biting excessively hard items. We recommend you refrain from chewing ice as well as hard or extremely sticky candies or other food items.
  • Don’t use your teeth as pliers. It's tempting to loosen knots or open lids with your teeth, but a single action can damage a porcelain veneer.

Dental Veneers Restore Smiles in Darwin

If you’ve dreamt of a smile bright enough to light up screens, then dental veneers may be right for you. We invite you to contact our dental clinic to learn more about your cosmetic dental options and to schedule an appointment.