Dental veneers are a good fix for discolored or gaps in between your teeth. They are also good if your teeth are broken/chipped or worn down. These thin pieces of porcelain can provide natural-looking teeth while making them more resilient and stronger. However, there are several mistakes you need to avoid when you make the decision to have your teeth repaired.
1. Gum Line Symmetry Was Never Addressed
Your gum line needs to be straight to ensure your teeth and veneers appear even. A soft-tissue diode laser uses a light beam and heat to reshape the line and make them symmetrical. It provides faster healing and doesn't use a scalpel.
2. Black Staining Left Under The Veneers
Some dentists use a ferric sulfate solution to stop the gums from bleeding. This can cause black staining under the veneers within a short time. If an aluminum chloride solution is used, there should not be a problem. It is advisable to ask the dentist before you have the procedure.
3. Before and After Pictures of Other Procedures Not Offered
It is important for each patient to have x-rays or pictures of each phase outlining each step. This is the only way the patient can see how the work is done, and they are also essential for the dentist's legal purposes. You should be able to view the records/images of the process. Of course, you won't see the patient's face to protect identity.
4. Eating the Wrong Foods
You will receive temporary veneers and will need to protect your teeth from certain foods. You take the chance of loosening them if you eat the wrong foods. Bacteria growth is more likely which leads to tooth decay. Sticky foods such as dried fruit, gum, caramel, and similar foods are at the top of the list. Chewy or crunchy foods should also be avoided. Don't chew on ice or consume alcohol. Once you have the permanent veneers, you will be able to eat more foods.
5. Not Taking Care of Your Veneers
Once your veneers are installed, you can't ignore them. You still need to practice proper oral hygiene. If you smoke or chew tobacco, you should consider quitting as it increases the chances of black staining underneath the veneers. You should also check with your dentist about getting a rinsing solution ideal for cleaning veneers.
Veneers will provide you with more confidence and allow you to smile as wide as you choose without worrying about the appearance of your teeth. If you apply these suggestions to avoid common mistakes, your veneers should last for many years. Speak to a dentist or orthodontist today to learn more about improving your smile.