How can we help you?
Dr. Kara Arnold, Dr. Jennifer Rohleder, and the entire team at Highland Smiles want your dental appointment to be a comfortable one. Part of that means understanding the treatment you and your family will receive. We are happy to take the time to share our knowledge with our patients when it comes to their treatment, and we enjoy taking the time to educate them. We want our patients to make good decisions about the different treatments available; we also want them armed with the latest in proper oral health maintenance. We make sure your appointment includes plenty of time for discussion, so you will never feel rushed in our office. Don’t hesitate to voice any concerns you might have!
We hear quite a few questions regularly, and we’ve included a list of them here. If your question is not answered in this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to ask. If it is an important question to you, it’s an important question to us—and we are happy to take the time to answer it. You should never feel uncertain about treatment options. Dr. Arnold and Dr. Rohleder will take whatever time is needed to answer your questions thoroughly so you feel good about moving forward with treatment.
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is not much different than taking care of your natural teeth. Although the veneers themselves cannot develop decay, the part of your tooth that is adjacent to the veneers still can. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy at home.
Avoid using a whitening toothpaste with your veneers. Many of these contain harsh abrasives that can actually damage the surface of porcelain veneers. For the same reason, you should also avoid any toothpaste that contains baking soda.
Your choice of a toothbrush is also important. With veneers, you want to make sure you are using a manual toothbrush that has soft bristles. If bristles are soft, there is less chance of damaging your gums and causing gum recession. If your gums recede, some of your tooth structure might show above the veneers, which many consider to be unpleasing esthetically.
As always, make sure you stay current with dental appointments and visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
If you have any other questions about taking care of your veneers, be sure to ask your Denver dentists at Highland Smiles.