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How should I care for my porcelain veneers?

If you have recently gotten porcelain veneers in Washington, PA, you are probably thrilled with your decision and can’t help sneaking a glimpse of your smile every time you pass a mirror. It's liberating to be able to interact confidently with your friends and co-workers again, so you are committed to enjoying the beautiful results for as long as you can!

The good news is that the medical-grade ceramic used for veneers is exceptionally strong and durable. They won’t stain, and veneers that have been placed on healthy teeth and cared for properly can last as long as ten years. But just like your dental enamel that can chip or crack, veneers are not indestructible

Here are a few things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your veneers:

  • Your teeth aren’t tools so don’t use them in ways they’re not meant to be used.
  • Don’t chew on ice and avoid hard nuts or popcorn kernels that can chip your veneers.
  • If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Pruce about a nightguard to protect your veneers.

If you are considering porcelain veneers, please call Pruce Dental to arrange a commitment-free consultation so we can help you decide if they are the right option for you.