Cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers offer a number of advantages. Durable enough to mimic enamel in strength and function, restorations made of porcelain are also stain resistant and able to retain a natural white appearance for several years. However, porcelain restorations can be damaged and may require some slight modifications to your daily oral hygiene routine.
Burke cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban recommends patients with porcelain restorations avoid using tooth paste with abrasive ingredients such as baking soda. Abrasives can scratch restorations and shorten their lifespan significantly. In addition, be sure to use a soft bristled toothbrush to help prevent unnecessary damage.
Mouthwashes with astringent ingredients including alcohol, witch hazel, and citrus can weaken the bonding used to secure cosmetic restorations to the teeth. It is advisable to use a mouthwash that is free of these and similarly astringent ingredients to help prevent your restorations from coming loose and falling out.
Dr. Marzban would be happy to discuss what types of products to consider for maintaining optimal oral health and the durability of your restorations during your next appointment.
To learn more about cosmetic restorations for the perfection of your smile, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS today.