How Do You Take Care of Porcelain Veneers in Webster?

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Blog Posts

How Do You Take Care of Porcelain Veneers in Webster?

It can be difficult to smile with confidence when you have cosmetic issues with your teeth, which is why there are plenty of people with porcelain veneers in Webster. This simple procedure can address minor cosmetic problems with your natural teeth and give you a brand-new, beautiful smile. However, you’ll have to care for your new veneers to maintain that smile.

Fortunately, caring for your veneers is simple and varies slightly from the standard dental hygiene routine. Read this guide to learn all about caring for your porcelain veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to address issues with front-facing teeth[1]. The process involves placing thin porcelain shells over the prepared front surface of your natural teeth. The shells look and feel like real tooth enamel, only more symmetrical, white, and eye-catching.

What Issues Can Dental Veneers Address?

Veneers can address various cosmetic issues with your front-facing teeth[1]. Those issues include:

  • Chipping and cracking
  • Uneven or misshapen teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Staining or discoloration

Remember that veneers are designed to address minor cosmetic issues with your teeth. If the problem is significant, such as severe misalignment or a considerably damaged natural tooth, you may need another procedure to address it.

How to Care for Your Veneers

The porcelain material used to create your veneers does not require much more care than a natural tooth in terms of how often you brush and floss. However, the material is not quite as strong as natural teeth, so you’ll want to be even more careful to protect your new smile[2]. You can do that by following a few tips.

Follow a Great Oral Hygiene Routine

Just like with your natural teeth, you’ll want to brush and floss twice a day to keep your veneers protected. Use a soft bristle toothbrush that is gentle with your new smile.

Don’t Use Your Teeth as a Tool

If you’re the kind of person who uses their teeth to open difficult packaging, you’ll want to reconsider your approach once you’ve got veneers. Your new smile can become damaged in the blink of an eye when all you need to do to avoid it is grab a pair of scissors.

Avoid Bad Habits

Many people chew on things like ice cubes and pen caps. These habits are a common reason for chipped teeth; once you have veneers, you’ll be at even greater risk of damage. Drop those habits before they ruin your brand-new smile.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

There are plenty of reasons to eat healthy, and now that you have porcelain veneers, you have yet another one to add to the list. Avoiding sugary food and drink and food and drinks that cause staining, such as coffee and tomato sauce, can help maintain your new smile’s healthy glow.

Use a Mouthguard

If you suffer from nighttime bruxism (grinding of teeth), your new veneers will be at serious risk of becoming damaged if you don’t address the issue with a mouthguard. It would be best to consider using a mouthguard when playing contact sports. A professionally made custom guard is your best option.

See Your Dentist Regularly

Your dentist can help keep your smile in perfect condition by providing you with the dental care you need and the knowledge you need to best care for your veneers at home. Visit yours twice yearly for a routine exam and cleaning, and your veneers should remain beautiful for many years.

Looking for Porcelain Veneers in Webster?

If you want to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence, Empire Dental Care can help you do it. Call us at 585-671-1650 today to learn more about dental veneers.





Dr. Cohen has been practicing dentistry in private and public settings for over 10 years, completing her DMD degree in 2010 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Committed to providing dental care of the highest level, Dr. Cohen relocated to Rochester in 2016 to pursue advanced dental trainings at the Dental Urgent Care Fellowship at The University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, graduating in 2017, and the AEGD Residency program in 2019. She recently completed an additional advanced General Practice Residency program at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY. This summer she moved back to Rochester with her husband Kevin, a native Rochesterian, to be closer to family. Throughout her career and personal life, Dr. Cohen has shown her genuine compassion and care to people and patients from all walks of life. She volunteered in underserved areas, practiced in clinics for patients with complex special needs, and treated medically compromised patients among others. She also taught and mentored other dentists and students helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. Most of all, Dr. Cohen’s warm personality and love of people create a welcoming, comfortable feeling for both patients and staff.