What You Should Know About Dental Veneers

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Are you unsatisfied with the color of your teeth? Are there small cracks and chips you would like to cover up? Do you ever think about what you might be able to do to improve the look of your teeth? If so, please consider the benefits of dental veneers.

As you may understand, dental veneers are thin shells that are designed to match the shape and color of your other teeth. Once your veneers are finished, they’ll be attached to your existing teeth. This makes your dental veneers very durable. Still, even though veneers are extremely durable, you may need to have them replaced if they’re cracked or chipped. Luckily, you can expect to enjoy these dental veneers for up to 15 years.

As you may know, there are a number of steps you need to follow if you’d like to keep your dental veneers strong. For instance, you should brush your teeth twice every day for two minutes at a time. You should also remember to floss on a daily basis. We also recommend using non-abrasive toothpaste as they are typically better for your dental veneers. Visiting our dentist twice a year is also important because we can help you cope with problems you may not know you have.

Finally, please understand that you should use your teeth correctly. In other words, please don’t chew on hard items such as ice, pens, or anything metal. If you don’t, your veneers may crack, fracture, or even break. If you’d like to learn more about extending the life of your veneers in Metairie, Louisiana, we invite you to give Stephen Babin DDS a call at 504-887-2428. Our dentist, Dr. Stephen Babin, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you have. We’re excited to meet with you soon.