Using cosmetic dental veneers and laminates to improve the smile’s appearance 

Improving the smile’s appearance is easy with today’s choices in cosmetic dentistry. At Glow Dental Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, our team works with patients to help them reach their goals. Our practice is equipped to provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, including our popular veneers.

How can cosmetic veneers improve my smile?

Veneers are designed to disguise imperfections near the front of the smile on the front or “anterior” teeth. These restorations are made of porcelain, which is a material commonly used in cosmetic dentistry because of its similar appearance to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are custom-made for the patient in size, shape, and color and are bonded onto the tooth to achieve the desired results.

How do I take care of my veneers?

Porcelain and composite veneers will not last a lifetime, but there are ways patients can improve the longevity of their restorations. Here are a few ways in which our patients can improve their likelihood of keeping their veneers for many years:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits – Just like natural teeth, dental veneers require regular brushing and flossing to keep their appearance and prevent decay. It is critical that you continue with your daily oral hygiene routine, including gentle brushing twice a day and regular flossing.
  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects – While veneers are strong and durable, they may still experience damage by excessive pressure or force. Avoid biting on very hard objects such as pens, ice cubes, or fingernails, which can cause chipping or cracking of the veneers.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that stain – Foods and drinks known to stain natural teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored fruits, should also be avoided with veneers. These substances can cause discoloration of the veneer surface over time.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports – If you participate in a more active lifestyle and participate in contact sports, wearing a custom-fit mouthguard can protect your veneers from potential damage.
  • Visit your dentist regularly – Regular dental check-ups are vital for maintaining good oral health, including the condition of your veneers. At Glow Dental Spa, we encourage patients to visit at least every six months for a cleaning and evaluation to check the smile’s health and wellness.

How do I learn more about cosmetic veneers?

Whether you are considering composite or porcelain veneers, our team at Glow Dental Spa can help. Call our Wayne, NJ, area office at (973) 942-6550 to request a visit to 506 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite #101, and speak with our team about your options for smile enhancement.