How many times have you looked in the mirror and felt ashamed to see the gaps between your teeth? How many times have you wished there was a way to remove the staining on your teeth? If this sounds like you, you could most likely benefit from the amazing results of veneers. Our cosmetic dentists offer veneers to patients in West University, TX, as well as the surrounding cities of Houston.

We strive to give you the best results and we place your comfortability towards the top of the list. If you are not happy and smiling when you leave our office, we aren’t happy either! Our dentists are well versed and highly skilled at crafting your dental veneers so you can smile from ear to ear at every opportunity.

Caring for your veneers

With dental veneers, you will not be disappointed of the results. First and foremost, porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant. By practicing effective at-home oral care on a consistent basis, you can have your veneers looking shiny and beautiful for 10-20 years! Throughout that time, we recommend regular 6-month checkups to maintain your beautiful smile. We also recommend, as does the American Dental Association (ADA), to care for your teeth in the following ways:

  • Brush your teeth 2-3 times per day
  • Floss your teeth, especially at night
  • Limit your intake of sugary and dark-colored beverages, which can stain your teeth (colas, red wine, coffee, etc)
  • Reevaluate your lifestyle decisions, if necessary (stop smoking or using tobacco products, for instance, because the tar and chemicals can do significant damage to your teeth)

Not only should everyone abide by these guidelines, but also those with veneers should absolutely follow these recommendations to maintain the long-lasting, beautiful appearance of your dental veneers.

Long-term care of your veneers

As for the long-term care of your dental veneers, some tips include:

  • Do not bite your fingernails, ice, toothpicks, or other hard items. This can cause your porcelain veneers to chip or break.
  • Avoid using your teeth to open items.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption since the bonding cement material can erode with too much alcohol present.
  • Do not eat extremely hard foods, such as pistachio nuts, corn nuts, hard candy, etc.
  • If you grind or clench your teeth on a frequent basis, we may recommend wearing a night mouth guard to minimize the wear and tear on your porcelain veneers.

Now that you know some basic information regarding the short-term and long-term care of your veneers, are you ready to experience the long-lasting effects of porcelain veneers? If you are, you can call us to schedule your appointment or consultation! We are ready to deliver your dream smile!