No prep veneers are considered to be a more affordable option to porcelain veneers and they last a long time. When getting no prep veneers, your tooth does not have to be shaved down; therefore, they can be applied within a shorter amount of time. However, since no prep veneers do not go through the same intense process they can easily develop cracks during activities. If you have recently taken up scuba diving, then you may notice small cracks in your veneers if you are not careful. These cracks can ruin the overall look of your veneers if you are not careful. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to prevent this from happening during your next dive.
Do not Wear a Mouthguard that is Too Tight
It is easy to assume that the tighter your mouth guard is the more secure that it will feel when diving. However, that is not the case since a tighter mouth guard can end up doing more damage to your teeth. If you have no prep veneers a tight mouth guard will end up squeezing your veneers and creating cracks. Instead, look for a mouth guard that fits the shape of your teeth perfectly. You can do this by getting custom mouth guard created.The exact mold of your mouth will be taken in order to create the mouthpiece. This prevents the mouth guard from being either too tight or too loose when you wear it during your dives.
Avoid Grinding Your Mouth Piece
Any kind of tooth grinding is often associated with stress and tension. This remains true even when it happens during a dive. Grinding your teeth in your sleep or outside of the water can result in cracks in your teeth. When you do it while scuba diving with veneers, then it will also result in cracks. In addition, the no prep veneers may end up loosening. If you are grinding your mouthpiece or teeth, then you may not yet be comfortable with diving. Once you dive more often, you will be able to relax your grip on your mouthpiece and enjoy your dive. In order to do this, you can practice reminding yourself to adjust your grip throughout your diving experience.
No prep can last a number of years and through countless dives without any issues. Use these tips to ensure that they remain healthy for many years to come and talk to a dental service if you have any issues.