After your smile makeover with our Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, we hope that you will fall in love with your new look. At Back Mountain Dental, we also hope that you will take the time to protect your cosmetic dentistry investment with preventive care. Dr. DeFinnis will explain steps you can take to maintain your new smile for years to come.
Maintaining Your New Smile from Our Wilkes-Barre Cosmetic Dentist
One of the major benefits of porcelain veneers is the stain resistant material. Porcelain is less porous than damaged tooth enamel, making your dental restorations less susceptible to staining. However, as with all cosmetic dental work, porcelain veneers require some maintenance to keep them shining brightly for years to come.
Porcelain Veneers and Edge Staining
The dental bonding, which holds your veneers firmly to the front of your teeth, is the most vulnerable part of your smile to discoloration. The composite resin used to make dental bonding is more porous, picking up more staining than porcelain. Our Wilkes-Barre dentist, Dr. DeFinnis is skilled in hiding as much dental bonding behind your porcelain veneers, but some edge staining is still possible.
How to Protect Porcelain Veneers from Discoloration
Prevent tooth edge staining on your new smile with flossing and regular dental cleanings. This will help to remove the food particles and bacteria trapped between your teeth that cause staining and tooth decay. While a thorough oral hygiene routine can prevent some smile issues, professional dental cleanings are important for complete dental care. At a dental cleaning, our Wilkes-Barre dentist will help you remove surface staining and prevent plaque from ruining your new smile.
Cosmetic Dentist in Wilkes-Barre
For more information, contact Back Mountain Dental at 570-763-4360 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We’ve made hundreds of people smile in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Trucksville, and the surrounding communities.