Protecting Your Dental Investment
Porcelain veneers or laminates are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of front teeth. These thin porcelain shells are bonded to the surfaces of the teeth. Veneers are helpful for closing spaces between teeth, correcting the shape of a tooth, repairing a broken or chipped tooth, or improving the appearance of badly stained teeth.
Another cosmetic treatment is direct composite bonding, which uses a plastic material available in many shades, making it possible to closely match your natural tooth color.
Usually the edges of veneers and bonding are at the gumline. For optimum gum health and restoration longevity, it is imperative to keep the gumline clean and healthy. In addition to visits with your dental hygienist at least every six months, the use of professional electric toothbrushes, such as the Sonicare toothbrush will help to diminish plaque that isnt normally reachable by a manual brush, and actually make it easier to clean plaque below the gumline.
The Sonicare toothbrush is an ideal way for patients with veneers or bonding to maintain the whiteness and beauty of their improved smiles. These toothbrushes are available in many retail stores or through your dental provider
To find out more about cosmetic dentistry and the options that are best for you, ask your dentist for a no-cost cosmetic consultation. Then, consult with your dentist to see which toothbrush is best to protect your cosmetic investment.