Once you have your porcelain veneers applied to your teeth, you will have a perfectly sculpted mouth. This of course depends on the competency of your dentist as well. By now, you also know that your new veneers are stain resistant. Despite this advantage, it is absolutely necessary that you take good care of your veneers.
Looking at veneer care from the short term perspective, remember that the enamel of your teeth has been scraped to make way for the veneers. This can leave your teeth sensitive for a while, even after getting the veneers. Try and steer away from foods with extreme temperatures for a while. It should take about a fortnight for the sensitivity to die down.
In the long run, there are certain diet pointers you need to keep in mind. As such veneers can withstand any kind of food that you eat. However, you do have to be careful with exceptionally hard food items. Biting on such food can lead to your veneers twisting or chipping and this is not a good thing. If such food is inevitable, then try using your back teeth to help you.
You have to look after your veneers just like you would regular teeth. Flossing is a must and ideally it should be done post every meal. This will keep your veneers, food-free and plaque-free. Brushing after every meal with a soft toothbrush is also a good idea. You need to look after veneers because, should they twist or come loose your teeth will be prone to decay as well as infection and this is a painful process.
A regular visit to the dentist once in six-months for a cleaning as well as look-see is absolutely essential. For those of you who have the problem of grinding your teeth in your sleep, your dentist will be able to get you a mouth guard. Be diligent about its use as it will protect your veneers. Besides your teeth, it also protects the investment you made in them.
As such veneers are meant to last. But not looking after them well can result in them chipping, coming loose or twisting out of shape. If you visit a dentist other than the person who fit you with the veneers make sure you tell them about it so they know how to look after your teeth for you. Looking after veneers is not that difficult and after a while, they become a part of your daily routine.