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Dental veneers have become a popular cosmetic treatment option in St. Petersburg because it allows Dr. Rosemarie Marquez’s patients to hide simple dental flaws to finally get the brighter, straighter-looking smile they’ve always wanted without the need for invasive or multiple treatments. While dental veneers are highly resilient they aren’t indestructible. If you are dealing with problems like a loose dental veneer, find out what you should do and how you can avoid problems in the future.
If properly cared for, dental veneers can last up to 10 years or more. Thank the porcelain used in making your veneers, which mimics enamel’s strength and resilience. But just like regular teeth veneers can also become damaged. The dental cement used to hold the veneers to your teeth can weaken over the years, which can cause your veneers to loosen. If you are dealing with a loose veneer then it’s time you saw your St. Petersburg dentist for the proper repairs. Unfortunately, a loose veneer will need to be replaced, so you won’t be able to treat this problem on your own.
Once your St. Petersburg dentist Dr. Marquez replaces your damaged veneer here are some steps you can take to avoid this situation again:
Maintain good hygiene
If you want to have healthy teeth then good oral hygiene is key. Good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes, as well as flossing once daily. Getting in between teeth and brushing along the gum line can also prevent tartar from forming.
Use the right tools
If you opt for the wrong oral care tools then you may end up damaging your veneers. Always choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Also, never apply too much pressure to your teeth when brushing.
Stop teeth grinding
If you are an avid teeth grinder this could cause unnecessary wear and tear on your veneers, which can impact their lifespan. Talk to your St. Petersburg cosmetic dentist Dr. Marquez about certain treatment options like mouthguards, which can protect your veneers while you sleep.
Besides following these simple instructions for maintaining healthy dental veneers, you should also see your St. Petersburg dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings so your veneers continue to look and feel their best. If it’s time for your routine checkup then call us today to schedule an appointment.