You may have received your veneers a few years ago, and you have been really happy with them. However, you may have noticed that your veneers are not looking as beautiful as they once did.
You may have to replace your veneers at some point- but how do you know when to replace them? Keep reading for some tips to redo your veneers, as well as some tips to prolong the life of your veneers.
When Do Your Veneers Need Updating?
Your veneers may need updating if you notice they are chipped, cracked or worn down. You may also need to get your veneers replaced if the teeth underneath them is decayed. If your dental hygiene is poor, you may have to replace your veneers sooner, because poor dental hygiene can separate your veneers from your gums, which creates a gap where bacteria can get in.
Also, veneers must be specifically shaped to your own teeth in order to fit over them as snugly as possible. If the wrong size veneers were installed, or the veneers were not properly adhered to your teeth, you may experience tooth decay and pain.
Keep Your Veneers Looking Great
There are ways that you can keep your veneers looking and feeling great. First, be sure that you work with a dentist who has experience applying veneers, because properly applied veneers last longer. Second, be sure you are taking steps for great looking veneers.
Don't use your teeth for anything but chewing. In other words, opening bottles with your teeth is not a wise idea- ever. You need to stay away from tobacco products, as they will make veneers yellow. You should also avoid dark beverages that could stain your veneers.
If you are thinking about getting veneers, or you need to see how your veneers are holding up, why not give us a call? We can schedule an appointment for you so that you can talk to a dentist about your veneers, and get tips on how to make your veneers look their best.
Wauwatosa Dental Group
Location Midwest Dental Wauwatosa 2600 North Mayfair Road Suite 750 Wauwatosa, WI 53226