Do you have dental veneers? If so, you probably want them to last for as long as possible before they have to be replaced. There are a few important things to keep in mind when it comes to properly caring for your dental veneers.
When they are properly cared for, they typically last around ten to twenty years. Sometimes they can even last longer than that! Here are some important tips to help your veneers last for as many years as possible.
Always Take Care of Your Mouth with Dental Veneers
When you have dental veneers, you need to make sure you carefully take care of your mouth. You need to follow the normal daily oral hygiene routine we have recommended for decades. Brushing two times daily, plus flossing one time daily, plus rinsing with a really good mouthwash one time daily. This will help keep your teeth healthy, which will help your veneers stay strong.
You also need to come in and see us every six months. We keep track of how your veneers are holding up during your visits, and note any problems we see with them. That way, if anything does happen, we know how to correct it quickly. Plus, we can also see cracks or areas where your veneers may lift up early, so we can cement them back down.
It is really important that you treat your veneers with care. You need to be gentle when you chew and bite. Avoid any type of hit to the mouth whenever you can, and don’t try and use your teeth to open anything. For more tips on helping your veneers last as long as possible, reach out to us. We can help you do everything possible to get the most life out of each set of veneers you get.