Are you finally ready to correct your unattractive teeth with porcelain veneers? You are making a wise investment in your smile and your confidence. By covering your imperfections with the thin shells, you will drastically transform them with a solution that provides long-term results. However, although they do last an average of 10 years, at some point, they will need to be replaced. As your cosmetic dentist in Oxnard, Dr. Saj Jivraj provides easy tips to properly care for your new smile to promote its longevity.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front side of the teeth. When compared to other materials, it more closely mimics the appearance of enamel for a natural-looking smile.
In addition, it allows them to be thinner, so less of the tooth is removed during the bonding process. This provides a minimally invasive procedure that will improve their size, shape, and proportion.
By attaching the covers, they can be used to correct several cosmetic imperfections, such as tough tooth discoloration to restore your bright smile. They are often placed to hide chips and cracks while giving abnormally shaped teeth a more attractive appearance. In some cases, they can even be used to cover alignment issues, providing the perfect alternative to orthodontics.
How Do I Care for Dental Veneers?
Although a veneer is not subject to decay, your underlying tooth can still be compromised. To maintain the health of your teeth and to ensure your new smile lasts for as long as possible, there are several easy tips to follow.
# Brush Daily:
To protect your oral health and the appearance of the veneers, brush twice a day using a nonabrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. This prevents scratches from developing on their surface to ensure they do not lose their brightness and to prevent discoloration.
# Maintain Dental Appointments:
It is best to maintain your preventive dental appointments every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Dr. Jivraj will also check your veneers to ensure they are bonded well and remain undamaged. If one needs fixed, it can easily be replaced.
# Avoid Stain-Causing Foods:
Although porcelain is stain-resistant, it can become discolored if scratches develop on their surface. Food particles will become trapped in the crevasses, leading to discoloration. As a result, it is best to avoid darkly pigmented foods and drinks and those that are known to cause staining, like coffee or berries.
# Don’t Use the Teeth as Tools:
Although veneers are durable, they can break. Therefore, it is best to avoid using the teeth as tools, chewing on ice, biting your nails, or any other activity that can cause them to chip or crack.
Where Can I Get Veneers?
If you are ready to transform the appearance of your teeth with veneers in Oxnard near Camarillo, Dr. Jivraj at Anacapa Dental Art Institute can help. Dr. Jivraj will create a customized treatment plan to enhance your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation.
Schedule a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation Today!
Whether you need to have a stained or unattractive tooth capped, or you want to fix significant problems with your visible teeth, veneers can provide that smile for you. When it comes to efficiency of your time and proficiency of cosmetic dentistry techniques, Anacapa Dental Art Institute is the right choice for your teeth. Contact us to schedule your private consultation today at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 or by calling us at 805-800-8289 and find out why we consider our dentists as the best cosmetic dentists in the area.
About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-800-8289. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.
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