Cosmetic dentistry can provide any number of procedures to improve the look of damaged teeth but once a tooth is restored it will be up to the patient to take the necessary measures to maintain the upgrade.
Porcelain veneers for instance, do not respond well to alcohol. Patients who consume alcoholic beverages on a daily basis run the risk of the bonding material being compromised. Dentists also warn patients against using a mouthwash that contains alcohol.
Soda and sports drinks are just as bad for a cosmetically restored tooth as they are for a natural one. The sugar and acid content can get in and around the tooth and do damage to the dental work.
People who have had a cosmetic dental procedure should be more diligent than ever about brushing and flossing regularly and in the proper way. Dentists recommend using a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove surface stains from the teeth.
After a cosmetic procedure your dentist will send you home with a list of what to do and what not to do in order to maintain the improvement. Take advantage of his experience and follow his advice for the best long term results.
Nothing lasts forever. A dental implant or bridge work may need some repair after some time. If a problem arises see your cosmetic dentist asap in order to prevent any more serious damage.
Call 303-974-4352 to set up a meeting with Dr. Mark or Dr. Jean Link to tour the Link Dental facility.