Porcelain Veneers After Care Instructions

Jun 24, 2014   //   by Bituin   //   After Care  //  No Comments

1.  Plastic temporary restorations will serve you for a short period of time while your permanent veneer is being made. They are attached only slightly to the underlying tooth so they can be removed easily.  They should be used very carefully, due to the possibility of them coming off or breaking.  Avoid foods that are hard or sticky. Do not “bite” into foods.

2.  If a veneer comes off, call us and we will replace it immediately.  If you are in a situation that will not allow you to come in, place the temporary back in place with some Fixodent™ (denture adhesive).  You must still see us as soon as possible.

3.  The size, shape, and color of the temporary does not resemble the final veneer.

4.  Temporary veneers may leak saliva or food onto the tooth.  Sensitivity to hot, cold, pressure or sweets is not uncommon. If a fluoride rinse is recommended rinse 3x daily only after your regular brushing.  Rinse the fluoride for 3-5 minutes vigorously do not rinse with water or eat/drink for 1 hour. And please do not floss at this may remove your temporaries.  You may also see stains under the temporaries. These will be removed prior to final cementation.

5.  Avoid heavy brushing of the temporaries and do not floss between them because you may pull them off.

6.  Your final porcelain veneers will be as close to the natural beauty and function of teeth as possible.  The veneer may make the tooth feel thicker. The veneer, however, is only as thick as a fingernail, except in those places where a tooth was crooked, and extra thickness of porcelain was used to make the tooth look straight.  It usually seems thicker right when the veneer is placed because we made the teeth slightly thinner in preparing them.  We place our veneers with the finest materials and techniques available today. However, you should be aware of the following information about your restorations:

7.  As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the veneered teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, etc.) because the porcelain material can break under extreme forces.   it would be wise to be careful with activities that stress the teeth.

8.  Patients involved in contact sports, or who clench or grind their teeth at night should wear a protective mouthguard or nightguard to help prevent chipping of the veneers.

9.  Brush and floss conscientiously to protect your investment. Special cleaning procedures by the dentist can help keep the margins of the veneers bright and extend their life.  We recommend quarterly (every 4 months) veneer maintenance together with professional cleanings.  Moreover, a professional fluoride application is highly recommended every 6 months to further strengthen the margins of the crowns.

10.  The gums may recede from the veneers, displaying discolored tooth structure underneath. This situation usually takes place after many years and requires veneer replacement.

11.  Congratulations on your beautiful new smile.  All of us here at Dentista, Inc. would like to thank you, for letting us change your smile & life!  If your friends wonder why you are smiling so much, tell them about us.  Thank you for trusting us with your porcelain veneers and we look forward to serve you or anyone you refer to us in the future with the same courtesy and respect.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at any of our contact details below:
ATC 880-0102 | MEGAMALL 638-6929 | SHANGRI-LA 638-9244 | MAKATI 856-1963
SOUTHMALL 800-9792 | DASMARINAS (046) 481-9827

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