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3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Porcelain Veneers

3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have grown in popularity, as their use has increased by more than 200% in the past ten years. As a New York City cosmetic dentist, many people come through the doors asking for this procedure. At SmilesNY, we are dedicated to helping our community.

If teeth are worn down, discolored, or broken, veneers will help. They offer natural tooth appearance while preserving your teeth’s structure. Veneers have a long life expectancy. With that being said, you still need to make sure to take care of them. As part of our service to you, we have made a list of actions to take to make sure your veneers last a long time.

1. Employ a Regular Brushing and Flossing Routine

The application of porcelain veneers is one of the most forgiving dental procedures on the market. You will not need to make any massive adjustments to your dental routine, but you will have to make sure to brush your teeth and floss them at least twice a day.

Do not be afraid to brush and floss your veneers. They can handle the pressure. That being said, it is wise to acquire a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to ensure that your veneers do not wear down. Regularly brushing and flossing not only protects your porcelains, it helps your natural teeth. Guaranteeing to brush and floss frequently is vital.

2. Do Not Chew on Anything Too Hard

Veneers are extremely durable. Despite that, they are not as strong as your natural teeth. All of the hard foodstuffs that harm your natural teeth will harm your veneers. Do not bite your fingernails or chew on pens when you are nervous. We understand that some people do that when they are anxious or uncomfortable, but it is harmful to your teeth.

In addition, pretzels, hard candy apples, and nuts are bad for your veneers. If you have to eat hard food, we recommend chewing with your back teeth. You can also break up candy bars or cut apples into pieces before you eat them, to ensure that your veneers do not chip.

3. See Your Dentist

After you have had your veneers put in place, your dentist will ask you to come back. It is important to make sure that the veneers were put in place correctly. Bruxism, or grinding one’s teeth, harm your veneers as well as your teeth. Visiting your dentist is a good way to see if you are affected by this and the dentist can spot any other problems which arise.

Foods and drinks that stain your teeth also stain your veneers. Your NYC cosmetic dentist will be able to tell you if your teeth are becoming discolored. Some people’s gums react negatively to the addition of veneers, although this is rare. Your dentist will be able to recognize the problem and fix it, in the unlikely cases that it arises.

If you have any questions about dental veneers in New York City, we are happy to help. Stop by SmilesNY for a visit, or call us at 212-752-6537 today.

DIY Dentistry Considered As Dangerous As DIY LASIK Eye Surgery.

As coverage continues of a student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who used a 3D printer and laser scanner to “create plastic aligners to improve his smile,” the Washington Post (3/30, Mcfarland) reports that orthodontists are warning “that the amateur’s methods were risky” and could result in more expensive professional help being needed. Hera Kim-Berman, director of graduate orthodontics at the University of Michigan, called the student’s approach to straightening his teeth “very dangerous,” saying, “He’s done a tremendous disservice to many people who look at this and think they can possibly do it.” Brent E. Larson, a director of orthodontics at the University of Minnesota’s dental school, compared the risks involved with the student’s method to those of performing one’s own LASIK surgery, saying that although there’s “a more obvious risk to the health of your eye” with DIY LASIK surgery, DIY dentistry involves “the same sort of risk.”

Most Dental Patients Do Not Require Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior To Procedures

Consumer Reports (3/18, Carr) stated that compared with previous recommendations, “new guidelines call for fewer people to get antibiotics before a dental procedure.” The article noted that updated “treatment guidelines for dentists now advise antibiotics before dental procedures for only a few types of patients such as those with artificial heart valves, a history that includes a heart infection, or who were born with certain serious heart defects.” The article added that this means antibiotics are not indicated for most patients prior to dental work.

MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on antibiotic prophylaxis for heart patients. Additional information on antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with prosthetic joints and orthopedic implants is also available at MouthHealthy.org, which notes, “The American Dental Association has found it is no longer necessary for most dental patients with orthopedic implants to have antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infection.”

Impressionless Dental Scanning offered by NYC Cosmetic Dentist

Our expert NY cosmetic dentists at SmilesNY now offer patients an easier way to receive dental restorations! Offering the 3 Shape’s TRIOS®, patients can now experience comfort and ease when receiving dental impressions. Unlike traditional impression techniques that required goop & gagging, the 3 Shape’s Trios® utilizes dental impressions digitally for a faster office visit and less waiting for your permanent restoration.

 

Learn more about the latest technology at SmilesNY:  Dental Technology NY

When searching for your cosmetic dentist in New York, trust your teeth to the experts with up-to-date technology. At SmilesNY, we welcome any questions you may have about the 3Shape’s TRIOS® system or any of our other advanced dental technology. You can contact us at our NY office at, 212.752.6537, or you may request your personal consultation online today! 

The Most Up To Date Dental Imaging in New York

Science is constantly expanding with new techniques, procedures, and technology> to better serve patients and doctors alike. The doctors and staff at SmilesNY keeps up to date with these advances, so they can offer the most advanced cosmetic, periodontic, orthodontic, and restorative services available. SmilesNY’s most recent addition to their collection of technology is 3Shape’s Trios 3D digital scanner.

Patients no longer need to endure the mess, goop, and gag of traditional dental impressions while preparing for crowns, inlays & onlays, dental implants, and Invisalign in New York. With 3Shape technology, dental scans can be completed in a matter of minutes. In addition to being more comfortable to patients, Trios technology is more accurate, providing better implants and dental appliances.

The doctors at SmilesNY are always open to the next advancement in dental technology, and going forward, is aware of a 3D printer utilized for jaw implants! This revolution in dental technology was introduced by BBC News in February, and the jaw transplant was carried out in Netherlands last summer. The operation was a success, and may pave the way for other 3D-printed individualized joints, teeth, and eventually, even organs. This technology is ideal for patients, as the wait for donor parts is eliminated, and doctors, as the 3D printer is more cost effective than current artificial parts.

Keep pace with SmilesNY as our talented doctors and friendly staff race toward more effective, affordable, and advance dental technology! Dr. Chase, Dr. Roth, Dr. Jackier, Dr. Loshak, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions you may have about Dental xrays, scans, and dental technology in New York City. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.752.6537, or you may request an appointment online for a personal consultation at SmilesNY.

Cosmetic Dentist NYC Offers Impressionless Scanning

Dental impressions in New York have never been so easy thanks to the new 3Shape’s TRIOS® digital impressionless scanning system! Cosmetic Dentist in New York City, Dr. Steven Roth, talks to Worldental.org about the revolutionary impressionless system that skips the goop and gagging of traditional dental impressions and instead, uses digital technology to capture 3,000 images of the mouth per second. Additionally, the 3Shape’s TRIOS® offers patients a faster office visit and less waiting for their permanent dental restorations. Learn more about how the 3Shape’s Trios works and what our expert cosmetic dentist in NYC has to say about it!

Technology at SmilesNY

Our NY cosmetic dentists and our staff at SmilesNY welcome any questions you may have about the 3Shape’s TRIOS® digital dental impression system in New York.  Contact our office at 212.752.6537, or request your appointment online today!