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How to Take Care of Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. At Smile Cafe NY, they are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, making them virtually undetectable. Veneers in New York, NY, can be used to correct several cosmetic issues, including chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, stained teeth, and crooked teeth.

The Procedure for Veneers

At your initial consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the right option for you. If our dentist in New York, NY, determines that you are a good candidate for veneers, they will create a treatment plan, including taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to a lab where your veneers will be custom-made to fit your mouth. Once your veneers are ready, our dentist will bond them to the front of your teeth using a special adhesive. The entire process usually takes about two weeks to complete.

After placing your veneers, you may experience discomfort or sensitivity in the first few days. This is normal and will subside as your mouth adjusts to the veneers. Our dentist will provide instructions on caring for your new veneers, including avoiding certain foods and drinks that can cause staining. You should also avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard objects, as this can damage your veneers. With proper care, your veneers can last for many years.

How Do I Maintain My Veneers?

Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily

You should brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This will remove plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Be sure to brush your veneers as well.

Floss Every Day

Flossing removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth, where your toothbrush can’t reach. Use waxed floss or a water flosser to clean around your veneers every day.

Avoid Hard Foods

Porcelain veneers are solid and durable, but they aren’t indestructible. If you eat something very hard, such as ice, nuts, or candy, you may damage your veneers. Try to avoid these foods as much as possible.

Wear a Mouthguard at Night

If you grind your teeth at night, you can wear a night guard to protect them. A night guard is a custom-made oral appliance that fits over your teeth and prevents them from grinding against each other while you sleep.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

You should see your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. During your appointment, your dentist will check the condition of your veneers and make any necessary repairs or replacements. 

 

Veneers offer many benefits, including improved appearance, confidence, and oral health. They can also help protect your teeth from further damage. If you want veneers, visit Smile Cafe NY at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494.

 

 

 

 

Location

45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1,
New York, NY 10016

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