We ask that you arrange a follow-up appointment within the next month after having your veneers placed. This will allow us to confirm you have had no difficulties and advise you on any ongoing home care. At this appointment there may be small adjustments requested or required before a final polish is carried out.
You should brush your veneers as normal the same day, and at least twice daily from then on. Take extra care to ensure the edges at the gum line are cleaned well to prevent any staining or gum irritation. Flossing is advised, as is the use of a routine daily mouthwash (e.g. Listerine Total). We recommend brushing with a good electric toothbrush (e.g. Braun Oral B or Philips Sonicare) together with a main brand fluoride toothpaste.
If you have been advised and provided with a night-time protector against tooth grinding this should be routinely worn, and should be brought with you at any subsequent appointments to allow us to review any potential problems.
Many cases may be provided with a ‘retainer’ after treatment. This is a very thin, clear plastic night-time appliance worn to prevent any movement of your underlying natural teeth. If not regularly worn, your veneered teeth will move out of alignment. The retainer will also help prevent against any damage caused by sleep tooth grinding. It is usual to need a new retainer every couple of years.