How to Care for Your Veneers

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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.

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.

To care for your veneers, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Visit our office at least twice a year for your routine appointments. If you play a sport, make sure to wear a mouth guard. Keep in mind that 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. Alexis LaRose. Teeth grinding can weaken veneers.

We welcome you to contact Kootenai Family Dental at 208-664-8283 today to learn more about veneers in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and to schedule a consultation.