How to Keep Porcelain Crowns, Bridges, And Veneers Looking Their Best

How to Keep Porcelain Crowns, Bridges, And Veneers Looking Their Best

Insecurities that arise due to gaps between teeth, and chipped, missing, discolored, or damaged teeth, can prevent you from having a perfect smile. Fortunately, smile makeovers consisting that use porcelain crowns, bridges, and veneers can give you your dream smile.

Investing in a smile makeover is always a wise investment. These treatments are known for their prompt and spectacular results.

However, veneers, bridges, and porcelains are not self-cleaning and require regular maintenance—just like our natural teeth. Frequent cleaning and attention can keep them looking good, allowing them to last for up to 20 years!

Here are some essential maintenance tips for your teeth crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Brush And Floss Regularly

Veneers and crowns are not susceptible to decay. However, the teeth under these veneers can decay or discolor, affecting the overall veneer’s look. Despite the porcelain veneer, your mouth is vulnerable to gum disease if you don’t have a proper dental routine. Damaged gums can reveal the veneer’s edges, opening it up to damage.

Use a whitening toothpaste with an ultra-soft manual toothpaste to thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day. Floss your teeth gently and rinse with mouthwash. These practices will keep your teeth and the surrounding area clean and healthy.

a woman brushing teethAvoid Tooth-Staining Food & Drinks

Caffeinated products like soda, coffee, tea, wine, and pigmented foods can stain your flawlessly-white teeth. You should avoid the consumption of such food and drinks when possible. Remember to brush your teeth every time you eat or drink a teeth-staining product. Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash if you cannot brush immediately.

Restrict The Damaging Habits

Veneers and bridges are built to be durable. But they’re still vulnerable to damage. If you have teeth-damaging habits like opening bottle caps with your teeth, biting your nails, or smoking, you should restrict them immediately.

These practices can wear down the porcelain’s strength, causing it to chip and crack. Repairing this damage can significantly increase your dental costs.

Schedule Dental-Checkups

The best way to ensure your porcelain veneer’s cleanliness is by vising your local dentist regularly. Dental check-ups and cleaning will help your dentist regularly monitor your dental work and allow them to identify and treat any issues with your veneers before serious problems arise. Your cosmetic dentist will make adjustments as needed to keep your porcelain veneers looking their best.

a dentist and patientOur in-house experts at Copper Hill Smiles provide excellent preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in Santa Clarita. We aim to create beautiful smiles that inspire happiness and confidence for years and would love to help you achieve the perfect-looking smile with our smile makeovers. Connect with us here.

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