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How to Take Care of Your Removable Dental Veneers

Removable dental veneers have become a crowd-favourite to achieve a more radiant smile. These custom-made appliances are made to fit snuggly over your natural teeth, instantly transforming your appearance by concealing chips, cracks, discolouration, or minor misalignments. 

However, just like natural teeth, removable dental veneers also need proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and optimal aesthetics. In this article, Superior Smiles will guide you through everything you need to know about dental veneers care and maintenance. 

Daily Care Routine for Removable Veneers 

Maintaining a consistent daily routine is what veneer patients need for optimal dental veneer care. Here’s what you should incorporate: 

Brushing and Cleaning 

Brushing 

Brush your actual teeth daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This removes plaque and food debris that can accumulate and stain the veneers. It can even contribute to bad breath. 

Consistent brushing is the key to maintaining good oral hygiene.  

Cleaning the Veneers 

After brushing your teeth, your next task is to gently clean your veneers with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleanser. Try to avoid harsh chemicals or toothpaste when cleaning your veneers as they can be too strong for your veneers to handle and might scratch the surface. 

Ensuring your veneers are also clean helps maintain the integrity and appearance of your veneers. 

Pro Tip: For a deeper clean, soak your veneers in a denture cleaning solution overnight according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Discuss the appropriate cleaning solution with your dentist to make sure they are compatible with your veneers. 

Handling and Storage 

Handling 

The number one rule your dentist will tell you when caring for your veneers: Always handle them with care. Avoid bending or flexing them and hold them by the edges to prevent fingerprints or oils from transferring onto the surface. Doing this can prevent potential damage and keep them clean and ready for use. 

Storage 

When not in use, store your veneers in a sturdy, dry case provided by your dentist. This protects them from damage and keeps them clean, ensuring they are always ready to enhance your smile. 

Dietary Considerations for Veneer Wearers 

One of the many benefits of veneers is the aesthetic appeal they can offer. However, there are certain foods and beverages that can affect their lifespan and appearance. Here’s what to keep in mind: 

Hard Foods 

When you have removable veneers on, avoid biting into hard or crunchy foods like nuts, raw vegetables, or hard candy. These can chip or crack the veneers, compromising their appearance and functionality. Choose softer foods that are gentler and can enhance dental veneer care and maintenance. 

Sticky Foods 

Sticky candies or chewy treats can cling on to the veneers and are difficult to remove. This can potentially stain them in the process. Go for softer alternatives whenever possible to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of your veneers. 

Staining Beverages 

Coffee, tea, red wine, and other dark-coloured beverages—these are just some beverages that stain your teeth and veneers over time. So, try to steer clear of these beverages.  

If you just cannot resist getting a cup of coffee, rinse your mouth with water after consuming these beverages. Also, try to use a straw to minimise contact with the veneers. This helps to preserve the bright, natural appearance of your veneers. 

Additional Habits to Avoid 

Smoking 

Smoking is one huge contributor to teeth stains. Not only does it stain the teeth but can also discolour removable veneers. Consider quitting smoking for the overall health of your mouth and smile. If you can’t commit to quitting right away, try to cut it down. 

Your veneers, and your overall health, will benefit from this positive change. 

Using Your Veneers as Tools 

Never use your veneers as tools to open packages, crack nuts, or any actions that could damage them. Always treat them with care to ensure their longevity and continued aesthetic appeal. 

Maintaining Your Oral Health 

Not because you already have dazzling teeth doesn’t mean you can excuse yourself from maintaining your oral health. Remember, removable veneers don’t replace the need for good oral hygiene practices.

Here’s how to maintain a healthy foundation for your veneers: 

Regular Dental Checkups 

Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings with your dentist. This allows them to monitor the health of your natural teeth and gums and ensure your veneers continue to fit properly. Regular visits also provide an opportunity to address any dental issues early, keeping your smile in top condition. 

Flossing 

Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and below the gum line. This promotes overall oral health and prevents gum disease, which can affect the stability of your veneers.  

Addressing Breakage or Damage 

If your removable veneer chips, cracks, or breaks, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Contact your dentist immediately. They can assess the damage and determine the best course of action, which may involve repair or replacement of the veneer. Professional intervention ensures the integrity and appearance of your veneers are restored effectively. 

A Smile You Can Trust 

Taking care of your removable dental veneers doesn’t have to be complicated. Remember, removable veneers are an investment in your confidence. By prioritising proper care and maintenance, you can maximise their lifespan and continue to enjoy the aesthetic and functional benefits they offer. 

For easy snap-on veneers, you can contact our experienced dentists at Superior Smiles. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve a smile that makes you feel confident and radiant. Call us at (08) 9254 6510 or visit our website to book your appointment

Let us help you maintain your beautiful smile! 

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