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James C. Lewis, DMD
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New Port Richey, FL 34655
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By James C. Lewis, DMD
July 09, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Healthy Veneers  
veneersDental veneers provide the ultimate smile makeover. These ultra-thin, custom-made shells are durable, natural-looking, and mask imperfections such as stains and misaligned teeth in ways that few other dental procedures can.
 
An added benefit of veneers is that with proper care, they can last for up to 20 years! Here are a few tips for extending the life of your veneers.
 

Keep tooth decay at bay.

 
Veneers and tooth decay don’t mix. That’s because porcelain veneers are bonded to the natural tooth structure and require a healthy foundation in order to function properly. To prevent decay, practice good oral hygiene daily and visit our office regularly for checkups and cleanings.
 

Tame your bite.

 
Remember, teeth are meant for chewing foods, not biting and tearing hard objects. Avoid damage to your veneers by resisting the urge to tear or rip solid, tough objects with your teeth, such as ice or packaging. By exercising extra caution, you can ensure your veneers last many, many years.
 

Protect your veneers.

 
If you actively participate in contact sports, consider having a mouth guard custom-fitted by Dr. Lewis. By wearing a mouth guard, you can help protect both your teeth and veneers from accidental blows to the mouth. Mouth guards are also great for patients who grind their teeth, as this too can damage your veneers.
 

Take it easy on the coffee.

 
One great benefit of veneers is that they can resist stain-causing foods and drinks longer than your natural teeth. That doesn’t mean veneers can't stain with continued exposure to certain staining agents, however. Limit the amount of coffee, wine, tea and dark fruits you consume to avoid the gradual discoloration of your veneers. Similarly, smoking should also be avoided as it can also lead to discoloration.
 

Follow up with your New Port Richey dentist.

 
Finally, in order to keep your veneers in top condition for many years, always visit our practice for routine exams and cleanings. We can help you keep your teeth in top condition, inspect your veneers for issues, and identify and treat problem areas ahead of time.
 
Veneers are designed to solve an array of dental issues, helping you achieve a virtually flawless smile that can last for several years with proper care. If you’re ready to say good-bye to lingering tooth stains or smile imperfections, veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Contact our office for more information or schedule an appointment for a consultation today.

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