Want to know more about porcelain veneers from your Plantation, FL, dentist at Enchanting Dentistry?
Veneers make smiles beautiful by providing good tooth color, improving shape and realigning teeth. The porcelain veneers are a strong wafer-thin layer dental appliance that acts as tooth enamel when bonded to the surface of teeth.
What are veneers?
Veneers are state-of-the-art technology that, when cemented to the surface of teeth, hide stains, yellowing, chips, cracks, and fractures.
In order to have veneers installed, your dentist removes a thin layer of enamel, an irreversible part of the procedure, and cements the veneers to the surface of your teeth. Enamel is removed so veneers don't end up protruding and look unnatural.
Veneers are a great option for people who want to revitalize their smile, but it's not the best option if you have significantly misaligned teeth or large gaps between teeth. You may need orthodontic care and in some cases a crown may be a better option, especially if you're suffering from a trauma or teeth grinding.
Caring for veneers
Caring for your veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth. You need to brush and floss everyday but veneers need gentle brushing and flossing. This removes plaque, avoids plaque building up into tartar and keeps gum tissue healthy to prevent serious issues like periodontal disease.
Regular checkups to your Plantation dentist to ensure there's no tooth decay and stop any dental problems before they become severe. Professional dental cleanings are also a vital part of preventative medicine as well as a proper diet. Avoid candy and sodas. Sugars only feed bacteria that cause decay and limiting or avoiding sugar will protect your teeth. Eat fruits and vegetables like apples that will scrape teeth clean, and drink plenty of water to help wash away food debris.
Veneers are a great way to improve the color, shape, and/or alignment of your smile. If you have any questions or concerns about veneers, just contact your Plantation, FL, dentist, Dr. Annette Middelhof by calling (954) 336-8478 today!