Should I Avoid Certain Foods If I Have Porcelain Veneers?
Posted April 28, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Because your porcelain veneers are meant to provide a long-lasting improvement to your smile, you will want to keep them in the best possible condition. Do you know how to care for veneers? Are you aware of the potential threats they face? You should care for your veneers the way you cared for your teeth, with routine at-home maintenance. A non-abrasive toothpaste can be useful for avoiding scuffs and scrapes that might diminish their appearance. The porcelain used to make your veneers is stain-resistant, which helps guard them against taking on stains from what you eat. However, you are still encouraged to exercise caution. Over time, dark beverages such as red wine, coffee, and tea can start to discolor them. Unfortunately, while cosmetic whitening agents can restore the whiteness of your teeth, they are not effective on veneers.
It is important to acknowledge that not everyone will be a fit candidate to receive veneers. The process of having them placed typically involves the removal of small amounts of your enamel, to make room for them. Your enamel should be healthy enough to undergo this process, and strong enough to have veneers bonded to them. Your oral health comes before the benefits of any cosmetic dental treatment.
Your veneers have to be tough in order to undergo the impact placed on them when you bite and chew. They may be durable, but they can still break. If you grind your teeth, you should make sure your dentist is aware. If you do not put a stop to this behavior, it can damage your veneers.