Are You Worried About The Appearance Of Your Teeth?
Dental Veneers are typically made with porcelain or resin material, designed to fix problems with your teeth including discoloration, chipped or broken teeth and alignment. The porcelain material is an ultra-thin shell which can be uniquely shaped to fit your teeth structure or ready-made. They are placed on the front surface of your teeth to transform your appearance and smile.
When your veneers are fitted they must be looked after. Unlike your teeth which can repair itself, veneers act exactly the opposite. You must take care of them when fitted. This is important if you want them to last longer.
A balanced diet is a fundamental change that you should consider with fitted veneers. This is not to say you cannot eat your favorite foods, but it is recommended to avoid further damage. We say this to help you maintain the best-looking appearance for those pearly whites.
Foods that you should avoid firstly depend on the type of veneer you have fitted. This could be either permanent veneers or temporary veneers. Permanent veneers are more resistant to stains and stronger. Temporary veneers are not permanently bonded to your teeth and can be easily damaged.
Foods To Avoid With Temporary Veneers
You must be more delicate when eating with temporary veneers fitted. Here is a list of popular foods that you should avoid with temporary veneers:
- Chewy meats including steak and red meat
- Sugary chewy sweets including toffee and sticky candy
- Nuts and Seeds
- Hard toast and bread with crust
- Dark liquids to avoid discoloration such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and soft drinks
- Potato foods including baked potatoes and chips
It takes time for your mouth to become accustomed to the acryl material. This may affect your jaw movement and bite. They are like dentures and therefore you could have trouble in pronouncing words. It typically takes 3 to 5 days for your teeth to settle into the adhesive material.
Permanent Veneers are more aesthetically pleasing. They are molded and shaped to fit exactly like your natural teeth and are more resistant to staining. Although stronger, permanent veneers are also prone to wear and tear. It is your responsibility to make them last longer.
Here is a list of popular foods that you should avoid with permanent veneers:
- Highly acidic liquids to avoid erosion such as soft drinks and sauces
- Hard solids such as dried fruit
- Smoking products such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco
- Excessive Alcohol
- Reduce hot drink intakes such as Tea and Coffee
- Sugary and Chewy candy
Our recommendations of a balanced diet are one of many. Not eating your favorite foods regularly is a difficult adjustment at first. In addition, you should rinse your teeth and surface of the mouth after every meal. If you’ve drunk any dark liquids, you should brush your teeth soon after before the stain begins to dry.
As you bite down on your food make sure you bite softly and bite with the back of your teeth. This is to avoid your veneers from chipping.
Whilst dental veneers are strong, they lack the strength of your natural teeth. You should avoid biting on hard foods with your front teeth. As long as you eat carefully and eat the right foods, your dental veneers will last longer which also means you will be able to smile longer!
If you are looking for a change to the appearance of your teeth? Click here to contact us at Hills Dental Design and learn more about our Dental Veneer treatment.