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Can Dental Cavities Form in Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic tiles that are adhered to the front of the teeth to fix or restore various dental issues; mostly cosmetic. Veneers are made of porcelain and dental concrete is used to attach them to the tooth enamel. Veneers are a great way to dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile!

Unfortunately, having veneers doesn’t make you immune to dental health problems. This is because porcelain veneers are only protecting the front of the tooth and the sides and back of the tooth are still just as vulnerable to dental issues.

Dental Cavities & Veneers

When we eat and chew food, small particles of food, bacteria, and plaque will begin to accumulate on all the surfaces of the teeth, including the back. As the plaque starts to build up, tooth decay, dental cavities, and gum disease all become possibilities, whether the teeth have veneers or not. Additionally, the plaque can become trapped along the gum line of the front of the teeth leading to gum disease.

Preventing Dental Cavities

It’s very simple to avoid dental cavities once porcelain veneers have been placed. If you continue with a healthy oral hygiene routine, you’ll prevent cavities no matter what types of dental restorations you have.

For concerns about your endodontic health, please contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado here in Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, Colorado.

Posted on Apr 13, 2020
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