Treatment with dental veneers is useful in case of slight misalignments or to avoid periodically resorting to professional whitening. It is not as effective in the case of very crooked teeth, so orthodontic braces may be a better solution. Other cases in which the application of dental veneers proves to be ineffective are in cases in which the patient presents problems associated with malocclusion and overstress of the temporomandibular area or disorders related to bite and chewing function.
Contrary to what many believe, people who suffer from bruxism and have teeth slightly damaged by excessive chewing or grinding can get dental veneers. These will be made of materials capable of withstanding these pressures.
Is there a risk of losing aesthetic dental veneers?
Because dental veneers are made up of very thin sheets of ceramic or composite that are glued to the surface of teeth, many people interested in getting veneers are often worried that they will come off while chewing or during brushing. However, thanks to advanced techniques of applying dental veneers, there is a very low risk of veneers coming off unexpectedly. To ensure maximum longevity, the patient’s teeth are carefully studied before the veneers are applied. When applied correctly and you follow the right oral hygiene routine, veneers can last up to 10 years.
How to clean dental veneers
To keep veneers in good condition for a long time, it is necessary to clean them correctly and above all to follow some precautions. If the veneers are made of porcelain or ceramic, maintenance will be quite simple. However, the patient will need to be careful when chewing very hard foods to avoid chipping the ceramic.
Generally, it is sufficient to follow the rules of daily hygiene, such as brushing the teeth on which the veneers have been applied using a good toothbrush and toothpaste. Furthermore, it is necessary to floss at least once a day.
It should not be forgotten that despite the application of the veneers, the teeth can still decay. Therefore, you must always follow the advice of your dentist. Finally, it is always advisable to get treated for bruxism and avoid smoking to avoid damaging the surface of the veneers over time.
To find out if dental veneers are suitable for you, get in touch with an experienced dentist at the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic today.