2 Tips To Prevent No-Prep Veneers From Cracking During A Dive

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No prep veneers are one of the best ways to restore the appearance of your natural teeth. They help to fill in any cracks or misshaped teeth and will leave you with a smooth look. They can hold up for a long time without developing any cracks or chips. If you scuba dive often, then this can quickly lead to cracks in your no prep veneers. Surface level and deeper cracks can quickly cut down on the life-expectancy of your veneers. If you always have to replace your veneers due to cracks, then the cost will quickly add up. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can do to protect your no prep veneers from cracking on your next dive.

Adjust Your Bite on Your Regulator

Biting down on a regulator during a dive allows you to go deeper and stay under water for longer periods of time. However, biting down too hard can place extreme stress onto only on your regular teeth but also on any dental restorations. Therefore, you should practice loosening your bite prior to dive. You can do this by placing a mouth guard in your mouth and wearing it throughout the day. Your mouth will often tense up when your mind is busy with other activities. When your jaw muscles tense up, try to relax your grip. The more comfortable you get with using a looser grip, the easier it will be for you hold the regulator on your next dive.

Get Your Mouth Guard Custom Fitted

A big reason why many people have dental issues after frequent diving is due to improper mouth guard fit. The mouth guard is what you bite down on when you dive. The better that the mouth guard fits, the more secure your teeth are from additional stress. A looser or tighter mouth guard will force your teeth to work harder to adjust the pressure. If you do not immediately notice cracks in your teeth, you may notice some inflammation as a result of this. Therefore, take the time to go to a diving shop and get a custom made mouth guard for your veneers. They will take a mold of your teeth and create a mouth guard that matches that shape.

You should not be afraid of diving with your new no prep veneers. However, it is important to take the right steps to ensure they remain healthy. Use these tips to do just that. Talk to your cosmetic dentist for more information on protecting your veneers.


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