Getting veneers is a great step towards regaining the self-confidence that you may have lost as your teeth became stained and discolored over the years.
What's more, veneers can be used to correct slightly crooked teeth, and to fill in small gaps that may be present between your teeth.
However, having veneers means that there are some things you must do in order to take care of them. Likewise, there are some things that you must be sure that you avoid in order to preserve your investment and make sure that your veneers last a long time.
Protecting Your Veneers
One of the most important things you can do to protect your veneers is make sure that you wear a mouth guard when you sleep. This is because you may suffer from a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is a term that refers to the practice of grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep.
In addition to being very damaging to your teeth themselves, grinding your teeth can wreak havoc on your veneers. In fact, depending on the severity of your grinding, you may actually wake up to find that you have dislodged a veneer.
Is There a Cure?
Although Bruxism is not something that is very easy to cure or, there are certainly some things that you can do to reduce the damage it causes to your new veneers. One such step is to come visit us and have us fit you for a custom mouth guard.
This mouth guard will slip over your teeth and remain in place as you sleep. It will protect them from that any grinding motions, and may even be able to reduce the frequency and severity of Bruxism occurrences.
You have spent a great deal of money and time getting your new veneers. As such, you should make sure that you do whatever you can to protect them.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (714) 409-6161 today.