Posted on 12/20/2017 by Renée,
Dental veneers are great cosmetic restoration appliance that gives you a naturally beautiful smile.
But with them in place and the amount you have spent for the cosmetic procedure means that you have to put some extra care for them to retain their color.
Although they can stand normal pressures, they are altogether not indestructible. Carefully choosing which foods to gnaw and how to prevent minor cosmetic flaws will give you much assurance for their long servitude.
Hard and Crunchy Foods Can Damage Your Veneers
Veneers are usually made from ceramic and can withstand your normal biting force. Biting hard and crunchy foods constantly will be harmful on the overall structure of the veneer and its grip on the enamel.
Eating hard foods can lead to cracks and chips as well as completely damaging the entire tooth. Along with giving you extra worries, this will ruin your perfect smile and give you additional expenses in the long run. Make sure to limit, if not all eliminate eating crusty grubs, nuts and seeds with hard shells. Avoid biting hard surfaces including your pen and fingernails.
Avoid Dark Foods and Beverages that Causes Stain
Because veneers are susceptible to stains, eating dark foods and beverages will leave you with a less ideal set of teeth. Also, you have to understand that a darkened porcelain cannot be thoroughly treated with whitening procedures.
If your veneers have sustained discoloration, it will last for the duration as you have them. So being careful about the foods you eat and keeping away from too much consumption of dark foods will help make your set last whiter for a long time.
It is also advisable to drink a glass of water immediately after consuming dark foodstuff or beverage to avoid discoloration on your veneers. If you want to find out more about how to care for your veneers, contact us and we can help you maintain that perfect bright smile.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 408-248-1012 today.