Having new dental veneers is a great feeling. You are happy that you will once again be able to smile proudly and without worrying about the look of your damaged or misshapen teeth. However, once you have your veneers, you need to know how to take care of them properly if you want them to last a long time. The following are some dental veneers aftercare tips that can help you take good care of them. After all, you invested in a great looking smile, so you want it to keep looking great as long as possible.
Once you initially get your veneers, you should not notice any pain. In some cases, there may be soreness around the gum area or some sensitivity. However, this will usually go away within a day or so. If the veneers continue to feel rough or you feel they are causing you problems, you can come back to the dentist, who can smooth off any rough edges.
You should keep in mind that even though the veneers are durable, they are not your natural teeth and they are not as strong as natural teeth. Therefore, you should take some precautions. If you have any hard foods to eat, you will want to cut them up before eating them. If you grind your teeth, you should make sure that you have some type of night splint to prevent damaging your teeth and your porcelain veneers.
Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on pens or pencils as well. This has the potential to damage your teeth and your veneers. You will also want to avoid activities that could cause damage to the veneers. This includes contact sports.