Considering Porcelain Veneers? Be sure you Properly Care for Them

Smiling Co-workersPorcelain veneers are an incredible way to cover over smile flaws. There is a mistake that some dentists make with this treatment, which comes out of impatience. Without a healthy foundation, your cosmetic dental work simply won’t last. Lincolnshire cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, will always make sure that the teeth underneath your veneers are healthy and properly prepared so that your cosmetic treatment will be high quality and long lasting. Once your veneers are in place, you’ll want to also care for them properly.

Ensuring High Quality

With a healthy and solid foundation for your veneers in place, you will have a green light for a  porcelain veneer procedure. Some people make the mistake of assuming that the porcelain will provide them with a barrier of protection. If you think about it, a dental veneer is extremely thin so that the cosmetic procedure won’t add bulk to your teeth. These wafers are crafted by an experienced ceramist and can cover up gaps, stains, chips, cracks, or any cosmetic dental flaws as long as infection is dealt with first. Veneers will not stop decay underneath. Don’t make the mistake of avoiding good dental self-care once your veneers are in place.

Keeping Veneers Clean and Healthy

Now that you are aware that veneers cannot protect your teeth from bacteria, you may wonder if there are any special products that you need to keep them and the rest of your mouth clean. While porcelain can’t become infected, your teeth below them can if you don’t brush and floss regularly. You can use a regular toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. Don’t forget to visit Dr. Engelberg for biannual checkups and cleanings to ensure that you get the most life out of your veneers. We also offer special polishing techniques at our office to ensure that the porcelain will not be scratched, and we can recommend the most gentle, but effective, oral hygiene products to use at home.

Porcelain Veneers from Lincolnshire Cosmetic Dentist

If you would like to arrange a consultation for any cosmetic dental procedures, schedule an appointment with our 60069 dentist office by calling 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.