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By David J Campbell DDS
September 15, 2014
Category: Veneers
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Secret to Lasting Veneers: Proper Oral Health Maintenance

You finally have that perfect smile you have always desired by the simple procedure of veneers. Dr. David Campbell in White Lake has many tipsDental Veneers for keeping your smile the way it is now. Caring for your veneers at home is not much different than natural teeth. At dental visits, the hygienist may use a different polishing paste that is special for veneers. There are other important techniques to follow that we will discuss here.

Steps to Take to Ensure Proper Care for Veneers

Keeping up with oral health at home is very important for not just veneers but for your regular teeth, as well. Tobacco, wine, soda, and other unhealthy food/drink choices can stain your veneers over time. Brushing should be done at least twice a day, and flossing at least once a day. This will help remove plaque from your teeth and veneers. If plaque is not removed, tooth decay may occur. Limiting between-meal snacks that are sugary can be extra fuel for a tooth to decay. Quitting snacks and tobacco, is not only good for teeth, but for total body health.

Regular visits to your dentist are an essential part of keeping your veneers cared for, but is also important for your oral health. You should visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and check-ups. You’ll be less prone to cavities and gum inflammation, and it will also give the dentist an opportunity to keep up on the care and maintenance of your porcelain veneers. Any potential problems can be dealt with before they damage the dental veneers in any way.

Something to Ponder: Sonic Toothbrush

Vibrating sonic toothbrushes are excellent in caring for porcelain veneers. Some people get puzzled because many dentists warn against the use of ultrasonic scalers, and they think that warning applies to sonic toothbrushes. But ultrasonic scalers have metal tips that vibrate at ultrasonic speeds. Their problem is that they can nick the margins of porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Sonic toothbrushes, on the other hand, have soft bristles that vibrate, and their effect is to clean and polish the veneers or bonding. Consider a vibrating sonic toothbrush for ultimate care for your veneers.

Maintaining the strength and beauty of your new dental veneers is very simple. Just be sure to stick with an excellent oral hygiene routine, and don’t forget to see our dentist for regular checkups. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about veneers/veneer maintenance.

By David J. Campbell DDS
April 15, 2014
Category: Veneers
Tags: Dentist   White Lake  
With another year behind you, what is your new year’s resolution? If you have always wanted a smile that sparkles and impresses those around you, you are in luck!  There is no reason why you should have to put up with or deal with gaps in your teeth or teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked.  Today, placing a veneer on top of your teeth can correct natural blemished or injuries to help you achieve a beautiful smile again.  Dental veneers in White Lake from our office help to create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth.  
The translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what has been available in the past. Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues.
The Veneers Procedure
Getting dental veneers requires multiple visits to make and apply the veneers.  One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process.  During the tooth preparation visit the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer.  Usually, about a half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anesthetic. At this visit, a mold is taken of your teeth and sent to the laboratory for fabrication of your veneers.
The final visit is when the veneers are bonded to your tooth surface with water or glycerin to check their fit and get a sense of the shade or color needed.  While the veneers are resting on your teeth, they can be adjusted with various shades of bonding materials to match the color of your teeth.  To apply, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond.  Once the special cement is placed between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam, or laser, causes a catalyst to be released, hardening the cement. 
If you have undesirable defects in your smile, contact Dr. David Campbell, our White Lake, MI dentist, for further consultation on if veneers are an appropriate solution for your smile restoration.