Veneers aftercare

To get the best and longest possible lasting results from your veneers, we recommend a series of aftercare activities to help keep your smile beaming. 

Oral hygiene

Firstly, it’s really important to brush and floss regularly. While veneers themselves are cavity-resistant, your natural teeth are not.

You should continue to brush at least twice daily, using a toothbrush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive toothpaste. Try to avoid any toothpaste which contains baking soda or other harsh ingredients that may scratch your veneers. Similarly, flossing daily is important for removing debris and plaque from the spaces between your teeth and veneers.

Routine dental check-ups are also essential for maintaining the health of your veneers and natural teeth. Please note that Smiles and Smiles does not offer dental check ups or hygiene services, so you should continue to visit your regular dentist who can give your teeth a professional clean, check for signs of any potential problems, and ensure that your veneers are in good nick.

Food and drink consumption

Your diet can have a significant impact on the health of your veneers. Although veneers are quite sturdy, they are not invincible. Avoid hard foods like sugary sweets, ice cubes or nuts, which could potentially chip or crack your veneers.

Additionally, while ceramic veneers typically resist staining, the adhesive bonding them to your teeth does not. As a result, excessive consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, or other dark or acidic drinks can lead to discolouration around the edges of your veneers. Consider using a straw to drink these beverages as this will minimise their contact with your veneers.


If you grind or clench your teeth at night, either during periods of stress or following a medical diagnosis of a condition such as TMJ, it could cause damage to your veneers over time. Discuss this with your Treatment Advisor during your consultation. We are able to provide you with bespoke mouth guards at an additional cost. 

Also, it’s important to avoid using your teeth as tools. Biting nails, opening packages, or chewing on pens can put unnecessary strain on your veneers and potentially damage them.

Minor damage and repairs

Despite your best efforts, veneers may sometimes chip or crack. If this happens, do not attempt to fix the veneers by yourself. Get in touch with us immediately. Depending on the severity of the damage, we may be able to repair the veneer, or it may need to be replaced.

If you encounter any problems with your veneers or have a question to ask about damage or repairs, you can call us at 020 3814 7771 between 8am-8pm Monday-Friday or 10am-2pm Saturdays and Sundays. 

Longevity and replacement

ceramic veneers can last a good number of years with the right care, but they aren’t designed to last a lifetime. Over time, they may need to be replaced due to wear and tear, discolouration, or changes in your natural teeth. Regular dental check-ups will allow your dentist to identify when it’s time to replace your veneers.

If you are looking to replace your existing veneers, our recommendation is to book a call with one of our skilled Treatment Advisors, who will discuss your current veneers with you and talk you through your options. You can book a call here.