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If you are not happy with the color or shape of your smile, you may find that dental veneers can deliver the results you want. These thin, tooth-colored shells offer many benefits, including correcting minor alignments in your smile, brightening your teeth, and closing unwanted tooth gaps. With proper care, your dental veneers can enhance the appearance of your smile for as much as 20 years, and these steps can help:

– Brush and floss your veneers as you normally would, but don’t use an abrasive toothpaste or else you may scratch your new dental veneers. Since the process of placing dental veneers involves the removal of some tooth enamel, your teeth may feel sensitive for a few days.

– Your dental veneers are more brittle than natural tooth enamel, and any hard or sticky foods such as caramel apples or pistachio nuts can crack the edges.

– If you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth, contact our dental team at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn if you would benefit from wearing a bite guard during sleep.

– You may need to schedule a second appointment with Dr. Don W. Heyen about after a week after receiving veneers so that he can assess you veneers and smile and provide you the opportunity to ask any questions about your new dental veneers.

Please feel free to call 940-257-2522 today and arrange a consultation if you have any further questions about how to care for dental veneers in Wichita Falls, Texas, or have concerns about your smile.