Bonding and Veneers
Your dental veneers have been permanently bonded to your teeth. When cared for properly they can maintain their beauty for years.
Brush and floss your tooth veneers as you do your natural teeth. Be sure to wrap the floss under the gum line and around the front and back of the tooth to remove the plaque below the gum line. Use toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association, to ensure that’s it’s not too abrasive.
Please keep all of your scheduled appointments with your Dakota Dental hygienist.
Avoid foods that may stain the natural tooth structure adjacent to the dental veneers, such as coffee and tea.
Forces that could damage your natural teeth could damage dental veneers, also. Use care not to bump them with ice cubes, and do not chew ice. Exercise caution when eating foods that may contain hidden hard objects (such as ground meat, popcorn, foods with nuts, etc.).
If your tooth veneers are on your front teeth, use care when you bite into foods when that action brings the edges of the top and bottom teeth together. The tooth veneer is most fragile at the biting edge. For example, as you bite into an apple, use gentle force as you bite. Then when you remove the remainder of the apple, use gentle pressure with your hand, and avoid “pulling” or “tearing” motions.
Avoid biting on the edges of the dental veneers with pens, fingernails, bobby pins, etc. Do not use these teeth to open plastic bags, to cut fishing line, or to remove the tags off new clothes.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Apple Valley Dakota Dental Clinic at 952-431-5774.