Dental crowns and veneers are not only to enhance the appearance of your smile; there are some other benefits they have that improve your general health. If you have recently gotten crowns or veneers or are considering getting them, you must take care of them properly to prolong their longevity.
Here are some of their benefits and consideration you may have.
Enhance your Smile:
One of the primary benefits of dental crowns and veneers is to dramatically change the appearance of your smile. They improve the color of stained or dark teeth, shape of teeth, and imperfections on chipped or fractured teeth, giving you the appearance of a natural and beautiful healthy smile.
Besides improving the appearance of your smile, dental crowns, and veneers can restore damaged teeth, providing support to your bite and giving comfort and protection when you chew. This is crucial, ensuring that your bite is adequately aligned, enhancing your oral health.
Longevity and how to take care of them:
With proper care, crowns and veneers can last 10 to 20 years. Still, you have to practice good oral habits such as brushing with toothpaste at least twice a day, flossing every day, visiting your regular dentist for a professional cleaning twice a year, having a complete set of xrays every year, not using any abrasive product to clean them since they don’t stain and never use your teeth as tools (for example, opening bottles, opening packaging, etc.).
We suggest using a night guard if you practice any contact sport and during sleep to avoid damage if you grind or clench.