While porcelain veneers from our dentists here at Germantown Dental Group are known for their strength and durability, it’s important to take some precautions in order to maximize the longevity of this popular cosmetic dentistry solution. Whether you are opting for porcelain veneers to correct a chip, crack, stain, or misalignment, proper dental care can be essential for long-lasting results.
For many people, no special care is needed to maintain a porcelain veneer. If you are taking care of your teeth with routine dental exams and good at-home oral hygiene practices, your veneers can last for decades or longer. However, if you are prone to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, your veneers can be placed under undue stress and compromise the duration of your results. To help patients who can benefit from porcelain veneers but clench or grind their teeth while they sleep, an oral night guard can be very useful to help protect the veneers from damage. If you participate in contact sports, it’s also important to keep your veneers safe from potential impact; a mouthguard can be very helpful in these cases.
Taking good care of your teeth and being a little extra cautious can go a long way toward ensuring you reap the benefits of your porcelain veneers for many years to come! For more information about porcelain veneers, or to discover if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, please contact our office today.