Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Explains The Standard Maintenance Routine for Dental Veneers

Written by Dr. Grayem on Feb 12, 2013

When considering what type of cosmetic dentistry treatments to pursue, it’s important to consider not only your ideal post-treatment smile, but also what kind of maintenance routine you’d like to follow once you’ve achieved your ideal smile. Different cosmetic treatments require different types of daily cleaning and upkeep—today we’re going to be talking about one treatment in particular, dental veneers.

Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists often correct damaged or unsightly teeth with porcelain dental veneers. Veneers have the amazing ability to completely transform a dull or damaged smile in only two or three appointments. But what is it like to live with veneers after treatment?

Carry on with your regular dental hygiene routine

Dental veneers are permanently affixed to your natural teeth. This means that you’ll care for them by brushing and flossing normally as well as maintaining your regular schedule of bi-weekly professional dental cleanings. You won’t have to soak your veneers in any special solution or use additional tools to preserve them.

Enjoy your white smile

Porcelain veneers are not affected by professional whitening treatments—these treatments lighten natural enamel only. However, porcelain veneers are naturally stain-resistant. So with proper dental cleaning your veneers can stay bright and white for years.

Enjoy your favorite foods

With veneers you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again. Although you should avoid chewing ice or hard candies, you can otherwise enjoy a normal daily diet.

As you can see veneers are an ideal cosmetic treatment, because they can give you a perfected smile without disrupting your life in the long term. If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in general or veneers specifically, give our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office a call. You can schedule a personal consultation with our dental team to get a better idea of how cosmetic treatment can help you!