The thin porcelain layer of veneer is placed over the surface of the tooth with the help of an adhesive. Dental veneers are extremely aesthetically pleasing, but they are quite expensive.
For one dental veneer, you may have to pay anything between $900 and even up to $2,500. This is why it is important to pay special attention to the daily dental hygiene and general care of your veneers.
The dental veneers also represent a very good solution for people with ultra sensitive teeth. These patients simply feel a throbbing pain sensation anytime they try to eat something sweet, or drink a hot beverage. With the veneers on, the biological teeth are protected and thus sensitivity goes away.
Dental veneers care & hygiene tips
- Always brush and floss your teeth regularly. You should care for your dental veneers exactly as you care for your biologic teeth. The cleaner they are, the less the risk of problems caused by bacteria or infections within the mouth
- You should ask the dentist to suggest you a proper whitening toothpaste. You need a toothpaste that is not abrasive, so it will not scratch the surface of the beautiful veneers. Use a soft bristle brush and clean your teeth thoroughly with the toothpaste
- Stay away from foods which promote dental decay. The tooth beneath the dental veneers can be attacked by carries problems if you are not careful.
- Never use your teeth to open plastic bags, or worse, opening bottle caps or biting on metal objects. You should not think that now your teeth are extra powerful and you are allowed to perform such tasks…the dental veneers can easily crack and then you need to replace the entire veneer
- Invest into an ultrasonic toothbrush which offers the best care for dental veneers. Latest generation sonic toothbrushes do actually have quite soft bristles which will gently yet powerfully remove dirt, stains and deposits from the surface of your dental veneers.
What your dentist should NOT do if you have dental veneers
-He should never use a power polishing tool to cleanse the teeth. These tools remove the glaze from the surface of the veneers, and then the veneers will attract stains from foods and drinks much easier. Porcelain veneers are extremely stain resistant, but only if the glaze is not damaged in any way.
-he should never use an ultrasonic scaler on your teeth. These scalers are good at removing plaque and deposits, but these tools have got tiny metallic tips which vibrate. Such a tool can easily crack or chip your dental veneers.
If you got your veneers from a cosmetic dentist, but you go for regular treatment to the general dentist you should always ask him what he is going to perform and what are the tools he will use. Of course your dentist will know that he should not use ultrasonic scalers or power polishing tools in your dental veneers, but you just never can be protective enough with your gorgeous but expensive dental veneers…