Porcelain Crown And Veneer Home Care
Your porcelain veneers are only as strong as the teeth they are adhered to, and protecting your natural teeth is part of insuring the long life of your porcelain veneers. The porcelain won’t decay, but the other parts of the tooth will, that are not covered by the veneer. And the gums need that care too, to prevent them from receding. The veneer ends right at the gum line, so any gum recession will create a gap and spoil the effect of the porcelain veneers. After having the porcelain veneer, you need to follow these instructions:
- Avoid ripping or tearing motions such as using your veneers as a tool for biting nails or opening plastic bags. …etc
- Avoid biting down on nuts, ice, finger nails or other hard items, as this can damage dental veneers.
- Avoid any movement that causes the veneer to twist or pull away from your natural tooth.
- One week after your veneers are placed, you will be required to return to the office for a follow-up visit and evaluation so the dentist can see how your mouth is reacting to the veneers. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.
- Floss Between Your Teeth
- Brush Your Teeth Thoroughly with Modified Bass brushing technique:
- Hold the toothbrush sideways against your teeth with some of the bristles touching your gums
- Tilt the brush so the bristles are pointing at your gum line
- Move the brush back and forth, using short strokes. The tips of the bristles should stay in one place, but the head of the brush should wiggle back and forth. You also can make tiny circles with the brush. This allows the bristles to slide gently under the gum. Do this for about 20 strokes or 20 circles. In healthy gums, this type of brushing should cause no pain. If it hurts, brush more gently
- Roll or flick the brush so that the bristles move out from under the gum toward the biting edge of the tooth. This helps move the plaque out from under the gum line.
- Repeat for every tooth, on the insides and outsides.
- On the insides of your front teeth, it can be hard to hold the brush sideways. So hold it vertically instead. Use the same gentle back-and- forth or circular brushing action. Finish with a roll or flick of the brush toward the biting edge.
- To clean the biting or chewing surfaces of the teeth, hold the brush so the bristles are straight down on those surfaces.
- Gently move the brush back and forth or in tiny circles to clean the entire surface. Move to a new tooth or are until all teeth are cleaned.
- If you are known to be a bruxer or clencher, i.e. you have a habit of grinding your teeth, please let your dentist know. He or she will fabricate a protective “occlusal” or bite guard for you to wear to minimize the stresses placed upon your teeth while you sleep.
- Have Regular Dental Checkups –every 06 months