3 Ways To Make Composite Veneers Used For Correcting Buck Teeth Last As Long As Possible
Buck teeth is not uncommon in children, as it affects approximately 25% of all children. If you didn't correct the issue early on, it'll be a little bit more difficult to do now that you're an adult. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, your cosmetic dentist may recommend applying composite veneers to the outer surface of your front teeth in order to correct the shape and size of the teeth for better alignment. Assuming that you've chosen this option, here are 3 ways that you can make your composite veneers last as long as possible.
Avoid Drinking Alcohol
Surprisingly, alcohol has been found to soften the composite resin bond. If you want your veneers to last, you'll want to limit the amount of exposure that the composite veneers have with alcohol, so order your drinks with a straw.
It's important to not only be wary of alcoholic beverages. It's crucial that you be wary of other household products that may also contain alcohol as well. In particular, you'll want to take a look at whether your mouthwash contains alcohol. If it does, switch to a brand that doesn't contain any alcohol at all.
Use Your Molars to Chew on Hard Foods
As composite veneers used to correct buck teeth are normally adhered to the front teeth, you'll need to be more aware of your own eating habits. In particular, you'll want to avoid eating hard foods, like carrots or even hard candies. If you bite down with the composite veneers, the veneers will be vulnerable to cracking or chipping.
This doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up all types of hard foods. Instead, you can cut hard foods into smaller pieces, and use only your molars to chew on them.
Go For Touch-Ups Whenever the Veneers Lose Their Gloss
Although composite veneers look very natural, they will eventually lose their overall gloss and sheen. This will make your veneers appear old. To prevent this from happening, schedule touch-ups with your cosmetic dentist regularly. Have the dentist inspect the condition of the veneers. If the veneers are starting to get worn down, most dentists will touch up the veneers by adding more composite resin.
Fix buck teeth easily with the help of veneers. If you choose to use composite veneers, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of this material, as well as how you can make this type of veneer last for years to come.