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Care after dental composite

Dental composites were introduced to the dental community in the late 1970s. Although many dissatisfactions about dental composite reached the ears of the medical community, which were: poor durability, lack of color stability, and the disappearance of the polished surface. The composites that are used on teeth today have adopted better and more improved appearance and aesthetic characteristics. Also, the methods that are used today for the implementation and care after dental composite are minimally invasive. In addition, the patient can get beautiful composite teeth immediately and in less time.

Composite dental veneers have many requests and have attracted the attention of people who want to have beautiful teeth. Meanwhile, the implementation of ceramic laminates is one step ahead of other composites and requires the implementation of some irreversible actions.

Effective factors for choosing the type of dental composite veneer

For many years, dentists have been seeking to improve the beauty of a smile with the help of dental composite. During a recent study about the effect of dental composite veneers in improving the beauty of the smile design, the following things have been revealed.

The four tested hypotheses are as follows:

  1. Composite and ceramic veneers have the same effect on esthetics when evaluated simultaneously by the patient.
  2. Patients choose composites instead of ceramic veneers because the teeth are preserved, it costs less and it is possible with only one visit.
  3. Patients choose ceramic crowns instead of dental composite because of their long-term performance despite side effects and irreversible teeth.
  4. Patient satisfaction with cosmetic improvement depends on several different factors.

Care methods after the dental composite veneer

Doing veneer treatment is not enough to have beautiful teeth and correct the smile line. You have to be careful about maintaining your composite teeth and consider many things. If you more or less adhere to the things presented below, your dental veneer will last longer.

Proper teeth cleaning

Composites should be treated like real teeth, and the same is true for cleaning them. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and using dental floss are both among the strategies that are suggested to take care of dental composite. Lack of oral hygiene can lead to gum disease. When the gum becomes diseased, it recedes; As a result, the edge of the covers is visible. In some cases, the covers may even crumble or fall off completely.

Use the right toothpaste

If you intend to use whitening toothpaste, you should know that there is no necessity to use them. Because whitening toothpaste contains substances such as hydrogen peroxide and sodium bicarbonate, they wear down composites. With the wear of composites, their initial surface is destroyed, and their brightness decreases. On the contrary, it is wiser to use gel toothpaste because they do not contain such ingredients.

Do not bite foods and hard objects

Simply put, composite veneers are not as strong as natural teeth. Therefore, chewing on very hard objects such as pens, ice, nails, bones, etc. is forbidden by doctors. Of course, the design of this case is only considered as a theory, in other words, it is almost impossible to crush the composite coatings in contact with hard objects. However, it is better to stop the habit of biting on different objects to prevent possible damage to the composite teeth.

Avoiding hard foods

According to doctors, it is better to avoid eating hard foods such as raw carrots, unripe apples, peanuts, bones, etc. Eating such foods can play an important role in the loss and damage of the composite of your teeth.

Avoid acidic foods

Foods that contain a lot of sugar and acid should be used in a conscious and controlled manner. This series of foods are the main cause of tooth decay and loss of veneers.

Avoid staining foods

Although ceramic veneers are highly resistant to rapid staining, they will stain over time and the years. Composite crowns are like your real teeth, so you should take good care of them. We suggest that you avoid foods and drinks that cause stains as much as possible, such as coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, berries, etc.

Quit Smoking

Another common cause of tooth composite discoloration is smoking. Quit smoking to maintain the beauty of teeth and veneers.

Not excessive alcohol consumption

Excessive alcohol consumption softens the material that holds composite veneers together and on your teeth. That is, the bonding line between the composite teeth is susceptible to damage. It also causes spots in these areas. When buying mouthwash or toothpaste, check the absence of alcohol in its ingredients.

Grinding teeth

Grinding teeth puts significant pressure on the teeth and gums. Grinding teeth is also harmful to the health of composite veneers. In such cases, you should equip them with a night guard or an occlusal protector to take care of your teeth. If you grind your teeth while sleeping, use this device to minimize the pressure on your composite teeth.

Choosing a good toothbrush

Dentists in Canada use a special material as tooth bonding to fix the veneers in place. After the dentist performs the composite, you should give the veneers one to two weeks to fix and harden the bonding effect. In the early days of dental composite care, it is better to gently brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and whitening toothpaste – which preferably removes stains from the teeth without abrasion or pressure. Keep in mind that it is not possible to whiten composite teeth after their installation.


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