In this blog we show you some tips for cleaning, care and maintenance of dental veneers, indicating what we should do or avoid so that they can look in the best possible condition for longer. 

Ignoring the care of dental veneers can end up reducing their lifespan. Many people think that once veneers are in place there is nothing more to worry about, but veneers require maintenance, just like other treatments such as implants or orthodontics.

Main problems with veneers

Veneers are thin sheets that are bonded to the outside of the tooth. Since they are attached to the tooth, there is a possibility that the bonding may not be as strong as expected and may eventually peel off.

Normally, for this to happen, there must have previously been some kind of external action that reduces its holding capacity, since otherwise, the adhesion of the veneers is usually quite resistant.

Another problem that can happen if dental veneers are not well cared for is that they can break. Unless there is a bruxism problem, this is quite unlikely, but no one is safe from receiving a blow and the veneer may end up fracturing.

Finally, the most frequent problem related to veneers is the loss of the original color.

Veneers can stain or darken as a result of eating certain foods and beverages, or smoking, causing an esthetic problem. And since it is not possible to apply a bleaching process on them, if visible staining occurs, they will have to be replaced.

Tips for Dental Veneers Cleaning and Maintenance

Once we know the problems that usually occur when we do not take the necessary care of the veneers, we will give you some tips to keep them in perfect condition.

Deep oral hygiene

Teeth with veneers do not require special treatment in terms of cleaning, but they do require frequent and thorough cleaning. Brushing a minimum of twice a day, flossing and mouth rinsing will keep away any bacterial infection and eliminate possible stains that may adhere as a result of food and drink intake. With this routine, the veneers will remain in perfect condition and will not need to be replaced before the scheduled period.

Avoid practices that may damage the teeth.

Too often we treat teeth improperly, using them to apply force and causing damage to them. If someone continues to engage in potentially harmful practices after veneers have been applied, the veneers will suffer as well.

Biting the nails or trying to open something with the force of the teeth are some of these practices, but not the only ones. You should also try to avoid foods that are too hard, and in general, anything that can cause erosion or cracks.

Do not consume food or beverages that may affect the color of the veneers.

Although it is difficult to give up habits such as coffee, it is advisable not to over-consume it, as it can end up blackening the veneers and giving them an unpleasant appearance. The same applies to other foods that can stain veneers, such as curry, dark chocolate or some sauces, such as soy sauce. Cleaning dental veneers will always be much easier if you do not have to deal with deep stains caused by these types of foods.

Eliminating tobacco

There is no good reason to continue smoking. In addition to the potential health risks, as we all know, wearing veneers and continuing to smoke is a contradiction in terms. Tobacco is one of the elements that can most affect the coloration of veneers.

Differences in the care of Porcelain and Composite Veneers

Finally, it is important to clarify that the material of which the veneers are made has a great influence on their durability and resistance. Composite dental veneers last a maximum of 5 years while porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years.

In addition, the composite ones are more prone to accumulate stains or break, so they require greater vigilance. 

However, in the event that composite veneers break, they can be repaired in the mouth, while porcelain veneers will require the fabrication of new veneers and the replacement of the old ones.

At Nakeji Dental

At Nakeji Dental we are specialists in Tijuana in dental rehabilitation and smile design. We have more than 35 years of experience and we are leaders in the dental field in Mexico and the United States. Remember that if you want to undergo the treatment of dental veneers in Tijuana you can schedule an appointment for a free evaluation. 

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