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Do teeth rot under veneers?

Your dental veneer restores a front-facing tooth’s visible surface with a custom-made, high-quality porcelain chip that your dentist integrates into your tooth by removing some enamel. The translucent appearance of these ceramic materials makes for an attractive restoration that conceals numerous tooth flaws. 

Your best action is to protect your investment by caring for your teeth. Veneers conceal but do not seal out tooth decay that can attack from either the sides or even the back of your tooth. You can prevent this decay by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once, followed by an antiseptic or fluoride rinse.

You also should visit our West Allis dental office twice a year or as directed so we can monitor your veneer. Our hygienists specialize in removing stubborn build-up that can cause tooth decay over time.

Caring for Dental Veneers in West Allis

If you follow good oral hygiene practices, your dental veneer can last many years. However, another way to protect your dental restoration is to avoid certain habits that may cause damage. Your veneer is composed of porcelain, so undue pressure may cause a fracture. We recommend the following:

  • Avoid chewing ice
  • Refrain from chewing on hard nuts or candy
  • Beware of sticky candies which may dislodge your veneer
  • Your teeth aren’t pliers; avoid using them to loosen knots or hold items

Contact us to learn more about teeth veneers.

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