Porcelain Dental Work: Maintenance Q&A

Do you have porcelain dental work in your smile? This might include porcelain veneers, for instance. It could mean that you have a porcelain crown (or two or three…). If the answer is yes, you may find yourself feeling a bit nervous to move forward with your usual daily and long-term smile care. Is maintaining porcelain just like keeping up your natural tissues? Do you need to be extremely gentle, even more so than usual, you may ask yourself? Get to the bottom of this momentary conundrum with a question-and-answer session.

Questions and Answers

Question: Can I use an electric toothbrush if I have received porcelain dental work like crowns or veneers?

Answer: Of course, you may use an electric brush. We know that you may think of these as high-powered and strong. While they do certainly offer cleansing power, they don’t do so in an aggressive or harsh manner. They’re gentle enough to clean your teeth and gums and porcelain work safely.

Question: If I’m using a manual toothbrush, how should I brush? Should I focus on scrubbing with a lot of force, so I’m sure I’m getting the porcelain dental work and everything else extremely clean?

Answer: You should use a gentle application, make sure the bristles are soft, use circular strokes, and make sure you’re cleansing all surfaces. It’s that easy to accomplish.

Question: Is it still that important to floss if I have porcelain dental work? Does the porcelain decay?

Answer: It is always important. Even though your porcelain crown or veneers may not be affected by bacteria, all of your other living tissues will be, which includes your gums, nearby teeth, the teeth on which your veneers are placed, etc. Keep on flossing!

Get The Facts Regarding Porcelain Care

Wondering what it will take to maintain your porcelain dental work? We can guide you through the details when we see you next. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.