Is it Possible to Get Cavities with Porcelain Veneers?


veneers. Your veneers cannot get cavities, but your teeth are still susceptible to decay. It is imperative that you maintain optimal oral health with daily brushing and flossing, plus semi-annual professional cleanings and exams. A cavity can easily develop under the surface of the veneer on your tooth. You might not notice the cavity until it becomes painful or infected. If it is left without treatment at Elegant Smiles, you might need a root canal or extraction.

If you have decay under your veneer, we can remove the veneer to treat the decay before replacing the veneer in Las Vegas, NV.

How to maintain porcelain veneers

You’ll want to keep your porcelain veneers clean to prevent tooth decay from forming. Below are a few tips on how to maintain your veneers:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to remove food particles, debris, and bacteria, which can lead to decay under your veneers

  • Floss your teeth daily to remove damaging plaque, which can quickly lead to gum disease

  • Never use abrasive toothpaste, which will damage the surface of your veneers

  • Use mouthwash to kill damaging bacteria and germs

  • Hydrate daily

  • Consume a nutrient-rich diet to maintain oral health

  • Avoid cavity-causing beverages and foods

Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and can give you a dream smile. Patients have whiter, straighter teeth almost instantly. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your tooth while looking natural.

It is imperative that you have good oral health prior to having porcelain veneers placed. If you have cavities, then you’ll need to have them repaired before veneer placement. If you suffer from gum disease, you might not be a suitable candidate for veneers. At Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV, a member of our team will meet with you to examine your oral health and determine if veneers are the right choice for your particular needs.

The team at Elegant Smiles will take photos and then obtain impressions using an innovative diagnostic wax-up to custom craft your porcelain veneers. We will determine the proper teeth shapes to create a natural smile. During preparation, we will apply temporary veneers to your teeth while your personalized porcelain veneers are crafted. In some cases, we may need to remove a little of your tooth enamel to ensure the proper fit of the veneers. A skilled laboratory will create your customized veneers, which look natural to create a dazzling smile.

Maintaining your porcelain veneers

You’ll need to brush and floss daily to keep your veneers looking pristine and help prevent cavities from forming under the veneers. Cosmetic veneers are highly stain-resistant, but you should still avoid foods and drinks that have a reputation for staining teeth. Also, you’ll want to avoid chewing on hard candies, fingernails, or other objects that can not only damage your veneers but also crack or chip the teeth under the veneers, which can lead to decay forming.

Schedule a checkup for your veneers in Las Vegas, NV

We encourage you to schedule a checkup at Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV to evaluate your dental health and ensure that you have no cavities or problem areas, such as a loose veneer that requires repair. With regular exams and cleanings at Elegant Smiles, you can ensure that decay is caught early and your veneers continue looking and functioning well for years.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.