Postcare Instructions for Composite Veneers
Composite veneers require the same regular and consistent home and professional dental care as your natural teeth.
- Avoid chewing on or eating hard foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the time they were cemented
- To help with discomfort or swelling rinse your mouth with warm salt water. (1tsp. of salt in 8oz of water)
- Keep composite veneer area clean to maintain tissue compatibility (the contour of the prosthesis must allow the surrounding tissue to conform to a natural, healthy position)
- Some sensitivity in teeth may be experienced by certain patients. This sensitivity will disappear gradually over a few days to weeks. If teeth are sensitive
- Avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverage
- Pain medication be taken as directed as long as there is no medical contradiction based upon your medical histor
- Use flouride rinse and toothpaste for sensivity teeth
- Clean teeth properly
To maintain your tooth veneers over time:
- Brush after eating and before bedtime around the composite veneer with a soft toothbrush, especially where the veneer meets the gum line.
- Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
- Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
- See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings