Keeping your Veneers in Good Shape
Many people are scared to get dental veneers as they fear that maintaining them could be a pain. Fortunately, this is anything but the case. Dental veneers can be maintained with very little work on your part. You will find, however, that they may require a bit of habit adjustment.
For the most part, dental veneers should be treated as your own teeth. That means brushing and flossing them everyday. If brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis is uncommon to you, you should reconsider getting dental veneers. You will find that your investment will go down the toilet faster than you can say Colegate.
Now comes the part which many will frown upon – habit adjustment. Like it or not, dental veneers will require you to adjust your eating habits. Since they are somewhat delicate, you risk fracturing them in the event that you consume hard foods. It is best to talk to your cosmetic dentist about the foods which are allowed and not allowed to consume. A little spoiler – among the hard foods include apples and hard candy.
If any of the above sounds a bit scary to you, you should seriously reconsider getting dental veneers. At nearly $1,000 a tooth, veneers deserve to be treated with utmost caution and care. Asking you to brush your teeth daily is not asking much, but changing your eating habits can be a problem for many. Before making any final determination, it is advisable that you consult with your cosmetic dentist. He or she will be able to further elaborate on everything which goes into maintaining your dental veneers.