Patient Instructions: After Porcelain Veneers

The first 3 days (72 hours) The resin bonding process for your veneers takes at least 3 days (72 hours) to completely cure. During this time:
  • Avoid hard and sticky foods
  • Maintain a relatively soft diet
  • Avoid (hot or cold) temperature extremes
  • Alcohol and some medicated mouthwashes may affect the resin bonding material and should not be used in the first 72 hours after your new veneers are placed.
Mouth rinses: Avoid acidulated fluoridated mouth rinses.  They can damage the surface finish of the veneers. Chlorhexidine antiplaque mouth rinses could also possibly stain your laminates, but a hygienist can remove the stain. Maintenance and taking care of your veneers:
  • Routine cleanings are required every four months with a hygienist  The hygienist will avoid using an ultrasonic scalar and air abrasion systems that could damage the veneers
  • Use a soft toothbrush with rounded bristles
  • Floss the same as natural teeth. If daily cleaning of plaque is a problem, use a mechanical plaque removal device (Interplak)
  • Keeping your veneers plaque-free is essential to their longevity and also the health of your teeth and supportive tissues.
  • Use a less abrasive and nonfluoridate or low fluoridate toothpaste.
  • Avoid excessive biting such as nail biting, pencil chewing etc.
  • Avoid biting into hard candy, chewing on ice, or eating ribs.
  • Use a soft acrylic mouth guard when involved in any form of contact sport.
If you have any questions, call our office at (208) 904-3418.
After Porcelain Veneers was last modified: November 25th, 2014 by Lisa Carr