Are there any dental tools that are a no no when you have porcelain veneers? I’m about to have my first check up since I’ve gotten them and I’m not sure of the rules.
Eileen S.- Staten Island
You’ve asked a very important question. I want to talk about two specific ways that your porcelain veneers can be damaged. The first is with power polishing equipment. Any type of power polishing unit, such as Dentsply’s Prophy Jet, will ruin the surface of your veneers. The hygienist might not be aware of the damage it will cause. Though your teeth will look great at the end of the appointment, the glazing will be ruined and it won’t be long before your veneers start picking up stains and looking quiet dull and ugly.
The second thing to be wary of is ultra-sonic scalers (and sometimes even heavy duty manual scalers). These can cause chips on the edges of your veneers that will not only pick up stains, but become a target for tooth decay.
I hope this helps.
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