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Dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile. They are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to fit over the fronts of your teeth. They can conceal chips, cracks, and discoloration. They can also be used to narrow the gaps between your teeth, if necessary.

If properly cared for, your veneers can last 10-15 years. However, they will not last forever. Veneers can be damaged, just like the rest of your teeth – they aren’t indestructible. If you chew ice, pens, or other objects; or open packages with your teeth, you can damage your veneers. Eating hard foods, and grinding your teeth can also put your veneers at risk. Your veneers are vulnerable to staining from dark-colored foods and drinks. You should wear the proper mouth protection when playing sports, recreating or on the job.

You should take care of your veneers just as you would the rest of your teeth. You should brush at least two times a day, for two minutes at a time, using a fluoride toothpaste. Remember to floss before bed, and see your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams.

If you are thinking about getting dental veneers or want to discuss another procedure with our dentist, Dr. Mathew Berg, he will be happy to see you! If you live in the city, state, area, contact Mathew Berg DDS at phone for an appointment today. We look forward to helping you have a great smile!