How to Care for Your Dental Restorations
If you’ve just received a dental restoration from our Philadelphia cosmetic dentist, congratulations! At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, we want your newly restored smile to last as long as possible. By following simple care instructions, you can ensure the beauty of your teeth for years to come.
Proper Oral Hygiene is Key
To safeguard the longevity of your restored smile, every dental restoration from porcelain veneers to dental bridges requires the maintenance of good oral hygiene. You can care for your restored teeth and keep your mouth healthy by following these tips:
- Visit your dentist. Regular cleanings are required to remove plaque and tartar, and to check for any problems. During a cleaning, your dental restorations will be carefully cleaned and polished with special materials.
- Brush your teeth twice a day. Regular tooth brushing removes the bacteria responsible for bad breath and cavities from the surface of the teeth and dental restorations.
- Floss or clean between the teeth daily. Bacteria forms between the teeth and around the gum line, and can be difficult to clean with brushing alone.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps to avoid dry mouth and increased bacteria production.
How to Care for Removable Dentures and Dental Bridges
Patients missing some or most of their teeth can regain a beautiful smile with removable dentures and dental bridges. These dental restorations need to be removed from the mouth and thoroughly cleaned nightly. Brush the denture or dental bridge as you would your teeth to get rid of food particles, and then soak the restorative appliance in a denture cleaner.
How to Care for Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, our dental implants in Philadelphia are the strongest replacement possible. Once you’ve been fitted with a dental implant, it will require no extra care. Simply brushing, flossing, and visiting the dental regularly should be enough to preserve your restoration.
How to Care for Teeth Treated by Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a fast, simple, and cost-effective method of repairing cosmetically damaged teeth. During a treatment, the dentist carefully applies and sculpts a tooth-colored resin to cover cracks, chips, and discoloration. In addition to maintaining good dental hygiene, patients should take care to avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, fingernails, and pens.
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
When damaged, decayed, or unattractive teeth make you hesitant to smile, our porcelain veneers are an aesthetically pleasing solution. Crafted from quality porcelain materials, our veneers are ultra-thin shells that are affixed to the front of the tooth and can cover a number of cosmetic concerns. With a proper daily oral hygiene plan and visits to your dentist, you can preserve your veneers for many years.
Learn More about Our Dental Restorations
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, we make providing you with high-quality cosmetic dental care our priority. If you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn more about the wide variety of treatments we offer, please contact our Philadelphia dentistry practice.