Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of improving your dental health by taking care and fixing a few issues with your teeth. These procedures can include something as simple as teeth whitening or something a bit more extensive, including crowns, veneers, and braces. The procedures chosen for you depends on your current dental health and your overall goals with your oral health.
Just because you get a procedure done at a cosmetic dentist’s office doesn’t mean you are exempt from proper dental care. If you get a veneer or a crown done at your dental office doesn’t mean that you can stop caring for the tooth in question. That tooth is still prone to cavities and other dental issues.
There’s no higher or lower incidence of tooth decay or cavities with veneers. Instead, your goal should be to care for your new veneers or crowns the same way you would your regular teeth. That means brushing twice a day, flossing your teeth, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings.
Dental veneers are done to fix teeth that have been damaged. A single veneer is a layer of either composite or dental porcelain that is placed on top of your tooth to fix the damage. This layer is bonded to the tooth using resin cement. This means that they are strong and can handle daily usage when it comes to eating, talking, brushing and more.
While general dentistry in San Mateo can help you keep your mouth clean, Dr. Michael Wong, a cosmetic dentist in San Mateo, can help you with your veneers. We’ll answer any questions you may have about veneers and our procedures.
You can contact Dr. Michael Wrong at the San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. Give us a call today to learn more about our dental veneers and how we can help you improve your smile. We can also teach you excellent oral health to ensure your procedures last a long time.