Dental veneers are a great way to make minor improvements to your teeth. Veneers can fix problems with chips, stains and spacing. Remember that because your dentist needs to remove some of the enamel from your teeth, the process is irreversible, so you will need to take some steps to make sure that your veneers last.
If you currently have an issue with grinding or clenching your teeth, you will need to address that problem as well. You may need to learn relaxation techniques and talk to our dentist about wearing a night guard, as grinding your teeth can damage your veneers. Biting into hard foods, chewing on ice, pens or pencils can all cause problems for your veneers. If you are in the habit of using your teeth to open plastic bags or other kinds of packages, you could chip your veneers. And of course, good oral hygiene is a must, since tooth decay can cause your veneers to fall off. Your veneers can also be stained by what you eat and drink, and can only be whitened by your dentist.
With the proper care, your veneers can last over a decade. If you would like to talk to our dentist, Dr. Don Harvey Dental about dental veneers in Alpharetta, Georgia, please give us a call at 770-343-6565 today.