The process to place veneers involves disinfecting the surface prior to bonding the veneer in place. If done properly, the tooth is now protected from plaque and saliva; however, there still remains tooth structure near the veneer and would need to be brushed. Veneers are maintained similarly to untreated teeth by brushing and flossing.
What Happens to the Tooth That is Covered by a Veneer, Since It Can't Be Brushed on the Front?
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Properly bonded veneers seal teeth
A veneered tooth should be brushed and flossed
When correctly bonded, nothing will happen to the front of the tooth. It is no longer in contact with the environment of the rest of the mouth. A veneered tooth should be brushed and flossed just like any other one.
Brush veneers the same as natural teeth!
There is no enamel showing because its behind the veneer and totally sealed off from the rest of the mouth. It will not decay with the veneer properly sealed on. Brush and floss normally...