Dental veneers are essentially caps placed over the front of your teeth to make your teeth look beautiful. If one or more of your teeth have cosmetic challenges, veneers can restore their color and shape to make them look lovely, even and pearly white. As your dentist in Onalaska, WI, we’re happy to use dental veneers to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Here’s what to know about veneers.
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain dental veneers can last anywhere from ten years on up, depending on how they’re cared for. Composite resin veneers last between 4 and 7 years. It’s important to follow all care recommendations from your dentist.
What are dental veneers made from?
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from composite resin. Both materials are tooth colored and matched to your teeth, to ensure they look just right in your mouth.
How are dental veneers maintained?
Dental veneers are maintained much like your natural teeth. Brush your veneers twice daily with non-abrasive toothpaste. Floss once daily.
It’s also important to avoid biting anything that could chip or break off your dental veneers. Avoid using your teeth as scissors to cut away a package. Avoid using your teeth to bite anything that isn’t food, like a pen cap. Once your veneers are installed, continue to see your dentist twice annually for regular checkups. If you grind your teeth at night, wear a night guard to protect your veneers.
Do dental veneers look natural?
Dental veneers are matched to your teeth, so they look like they belong. No one will be able to tell you’re wearing dental veneers.
Do you want to know more about dental veneers in Onalaksa, WI? Call your dentist at Valley Dental today to make an appointment with one of our dental professionals.