If you have ever considered cosmetic dental procedures or are already a beneficiary of these procedures, you know the life changing benefits that a restored smile can bring. Whether you had such treatments as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants or even clear braces, you will want to learn how to properly care for your smile.
After the procedure, your dentist will often give you advice and clear guidelines on how to keep your smile attractive and healthy. The lifetime of a dental implant, a crown or even porcelain veneers will depend on how they are cared for. The dentist will tell you to maintain excellent oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups to maintain your bright smile. Simply taking the time to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis can extend the life of the cosmetic procedure you had done.
There are however some cosmetic dental restorations that will need to be replaced sometime down the road. In this case, the dentist should tell you beforehand so that you can make the necessary preparation for this eventuality. Some restorations such as dental implants can however last a lifetime provided you take care of them. Poor eating and hygiene habits can seriously degrade the quality of your smile whether or not you’ve had a cosmetic restoration done. Therefore your priority should remain good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.