Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Porcelain veneers are thin enough to fit seamlessly into your smile, yet strong enough to perform the same functions as natural tooth enamel. Providing they are properly cared for, these incredibly durable cosmetic restorations can continue to produce remarkable aesthetics for years to come. During your porcelain veneers consultation, cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake will be happy to discuss this with you in greater detail.

To schedule your consultation at our Fresno office, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling 559-224-0103 today. Dr. Miyake serves the communities of Madera, Clovis, and Tulare as well as surrounding areas of California.

Daily Care

Daily care of your porcelain veneers should consist of:

  • Brushing after every meal and snack – use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching your veneers
  • Flossing morning and night – this will help prevent plaque from building up underneath or alongside your veneers

It is important that you do not use a mouthwash with alcohol or other astringent ingredients. These can loosen the bonding that holds veneers in place, allowing them to come loose or fall off entirely.

Professional Services

In addition to daily care, it is important that you visit Dr. Miyake every six months for professional cleanings and examinations. These allow us to ensure all of your teeth – not just those covered by veneers – are strong and healthy. They also allow Dr. Miyake to check the state of your veneers and to schedule their replacement as necessary.

Porcelain veneers can last for a number of years when cared for properly. During your consultation Dr. Miyake can discuss this with you further and answer any specific questions about porcelain veneers that you may have.

If you are considering porcelain veneers in Madera or surrounding areas of California, please contact our experienced Fresno cosmetic dentist and schedule a consultation today.