Aftercare for a Dental Veneer Procedure

Dental Veneers Phoenix, AZ

The dental veneers procedure is a safe and relatively non-invasive choice. However, there may be an adjustment process as you get used to your new and improved teeth. There are also oral health tips that dentists recommend while you recover and adjust to your dental veneers

Useful dental veneers aftercare tips from a dentist

Dental veneer aftercare tips that dentists often provide to patients include staying consistent with brushing and flossing, protecting veneers from hard objects (like hard candies), wearing a nightguard to prevent bruxism, and limiting the consumption of foods and drinks that can lead to teeth stains. 

Stay consistent with your oral care routine

The best way to care for dental veneers after the placement procedure is through good oral hygiene. This should include brushing and flossing daily. The key is consistency and not skipping any days of brushing and flossing. Otherwise, teeth with veneers are vulnerable to staining and early damage. With proper care, however, dental veneers can remain in great condition for more than a decade. 

Protect the dental veneers from hard objects

One of the main causes of early damage to veneers is hard objects. This includes hard candy, tough foods, a blow to the face by a ball, and falling and hitting a tooth on a hard surface. Other teeth can damage veneers early as well (see below). Ask the dentist about dietary choices and lifestyle precautions you can take to protect dental veneers from damage. 

Ask your dentist if you should wear a nightguard

A night guard is worn at night while sleeping to protect teeth from grinding together. Bruxism, the term used to describe nighttime teeth grinding, is one of the main causes of early damage to veneers (and teeth in general). The dentist can custom make a nightguard that fits comfortably and does not disrupt the quality of your sleep. 

Limit the consumption of foods and drinks that cause stains

Dental veneers are vulnerable to teeth stains the same way as natural teeth. This means a diet that consists of a lot of coffee, tea, and other dark beverages can contribute to early teeth stains. Foods with tomato sauce can also contribute to early teeth stains. It is helpful to limit the consumption of foods and drinks that contribute to teeth stains. 

Notify the dentist if there are any complications

Serious side effects of dental veneers are rare. If any complications develop, however, then it is important to notify the dentist as soon as possible. They can help ensure the issues are dealt with properly and the long-term health of the veneers is not put in jeopardy. 

Do you have questions about the dental veneers procedure?

If you have questions or would like to begin your journey to an improved smile through dental veneers, then contact our dental team today by phone or message. We can resolve a range of cosmetic and oral health concerns with veneers treatment and can help you make an informed decision about treatment during the consultation.

Request an appointment here: or call Modern Smiles Family Dentistry at (602) 362-7065 for an appointment in our Phoenix office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates in Phoenix, AZ.

Recent Posts

What To Expect When Getting Dental Veneers And Dental Laminates

If you are unhappy with the shape, color or overall appearance of your smile, consider investing in dental veneers and dental laminates. Veneers — often also called porcelain laminates — are extremely thin shells made of tooth-colored material. These shells slip over the surface of the tooth and drastically change its overall appearance. Veneers can…

Dental Bonding Vs. Contouring

There are some cases where a stained or chipped tooth can be fixed with dental bonding or contouring. While these issues can be more severe and so require a different solution, something like an uneven edge or unsightly spot can often be treated without more invasive procedures that can affect the entire mouth.This procedure enhances…

Permanent Dental Crowns Vs. Temporary: Is There A Difference

In recent years, dental cosmetics have come a long way. Patients are able to use crowns to restore teeth that are broken, decayed or stained. This type of restoration looks natural and can completely transform a person's smile. When a tooth is prepared for a crown, a temporary one is often cemented in place so…

6 Ways To Quickly Improve Your Smile

When dealing with dental imperfections, there are many ways to improve your smile. Patients with issues such as misaligned, discolored, chipped or misshapen teeth, as well as gum disease, may feel embarrassed about their smiles. Fortunately, there are multiple tactics and treatments available that can enhance the color, shape and alignment of teeth.These are six…

Recent Posts

Implant Dentistry Supported Bridge

Implant Dentistry Supported Bridge

Implant dentistry involves teeth replacement with dental implants. One popular option within implant dentistry is an implant-supported bridge, which is ideal for replacing a section of missing teeth. The following review discusses everything you should know about an implant-supported bridge.Many are choosing implant dentistry for teeth replacement over a traditional fixed bridge and removable partial…

How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Smile

How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Smile

If you have complaints about your teeth or gums, or you are just not satisfied with your overall smile, you may want to visit a cosmetic dentist. This dental professional can help you determine which procedure can help with any issues you may have. Common complaints that people have that the dentist can help with…