Caring for Your Veneers

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Do you ever feel ashamed or embarrassed of your smile? Do you have flaws that mar the beauty of your smile? Would you like to boost your confidence? Ask our dentist about veneers. Dental veneers are thin shells made from a tooth-colored material. They are placed over the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored, misshapen, chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked.

How long will they last?
Your dental veneers should last from 10 to 15 years if you care for them properly. If your veneers become worn or damaged, they may need repairing or replacement. Ensuring the long lifespan of your veneers is up to you.

How do I care for veneers?
First and foremost, practice proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Visit our office at least twice a year for your routine cleanings and exams. If you play a sport, make sure to wear the proper mouth protection. In addition, never use your teeth as tools. Opening a package with your teeth, biting your nails, and chewing ice can easily chip a dental veneer. If you suspect that you may grind or clench your teeth in your sleep, tell Dr. Donald Hermansen. Teeth grinding can weaken veneers.

We welcome you to contact our dental office at 650-716-2500 today to learn more about veneers in Redwood City, California, and to schedule a consultation.