In cosmetic dentistry, one of our most commonly sought treatment options is porcelain veneers. They are used to correct cosmetic imperfections such as tooth discolouration, broken or chipped teeth, and the results have been very impressive. Be that as it may, porcelain veneers are not permanent, but with the right care in the hands of a suitably qualified patient, they can last long.
So, do you need a beautiful and healthy smile with porcelain veneers, kindly see us at Fitzroy Dentist to book your consultation.
Treatment with porcelain veneers are irreversible and durable
Granted, porcelain veneers are not a permanent procedure as they require replacement with time, but with the right care, they can last for years. In some patients, there is no need to replace them.
You should know that porcelain veneers are irreversible. This is because using them requires a filing down of your natural teeth to create room for the veneers to be positioned in your mouth. A filed down enamel doesn’t grow again; you will constantly wear crowns or veneers on the damaged teeth.
Should you be worried about the idea of filing down your natural teeth, you can go for Lumineers. Unlike porcelain veneers, Lumineers require less prep and are reversible, but do not last long like the former.
At our practice, we will discuss your dental needs, and check your eligibility for Lumineers or porcelain veneers to know what works best for you.
How to care for porcelain veneers
For long-lasting veneers or lumineers, we provide a practical guide that will help you take care of them. To keep your veneers looking good, adopt optimum oral care.
Check out these maintenance tips for porcelain veneers:
- Keep up with your biannual checkups – A regular dental check will ensure that dental problems, no matter how small will be identified and treated on time. Not only that, but your teeth will also be kept thoroughly clean and healthy. You can even discuss any dental problem you might be suspecting with your dentist.
- Adopt good oral hygiene – To keep your porcelain veneers from falling off due to tooth decay, brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once daily. Practising basic oral hygiene will elongate the service life of your porcelain veneers.
- Avoid using your teeth as an opener or chewing on sticky or hard food – Porcelain veneers can indeed withstand daily chewing and are cemented at the top, but there’s a chance that they can break, become loose, chipped, or fall off completely if you use your teeth to open bottles or chew hard substances regularly.
The trauma of the mouth is another reason your veneer might fall off or break. Use a mouth guard to protect your veneers if you play contact sport.
Book an appointment
Should your teeth be discoloured, broken, chipped, or you are having other dental issues, schedule your free consultation to get affordable porcelain veneers in London. We offer full dental care for all patients.