Foods to Eat and Avoid with Porcelain Veneers

Do you dream of having the perfect set of teeth? Well, the latest advancement in cosmetic dentistry procedures has made it easy to correct your oral complications and restore your damaged or cracked teeth. All you need to do is see your private dentist for porcelain veneers that give you the look and feel of natural teeth.

About porcelain veneers:

Porcelain veneers are actually thin shells of porcelain that are matched to the teeth colour or according to the shade of whiteness bonded to the teeth surface. These veneers help correct a wide range of cosmetic dental complications by changing the shape, size, length or colour of your teeth. Besides that, these veneers are used to fix chipped, broken, worn down teeth and teeth having slight gaps in between them.

Procedure for porcelain veneers:

Firstly, the dentist will see if you are the right candidate for veneers. For this, he will evaluate the condition of your teeth and perform dental X-rays, if such need arises. He will then prepare your tooth that involves removing a small part of enamel from the tooth. Next, he will create an impression of your tooth which is sent to the dental laboratory for the impression to make the veneer. In this situation, your dentist will place a temporary veneer on the tooth. After the porcelain veneer gets ready, he will call you for fitting the veneer. There will be adjustments done to your porcelain veneer so that it fits you perfectly. When your tooth gets cleaned, etched and polished, the veneer will then be attached permanently to the tooth with dental cement.

What foods you cannot eat with temporary veneers?

  • Chewy and hard meats.
  • Crunching on ice.
  • Biting an apple.
  • Sticky, candies and toffees.
  • Chips, crunchy and pretzels.
  • Toast.
  • Bread that is difficult to chew or bite.
  • Popcorn.
  • Stain-causing foods and drinks such as tea, coffee, wine, cold drinks, curries, berries, soy sauce and tomato sauce.

What foods can you eat with temporary veneers?

  • Soft chicken that are cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Pastas.
  • Eggs.
  • Fish.
  • Soft canned foods.
  • Soft fruits like plums and bananas.

What foods to avoid with permanent porcelain veneers:

  • Foods and beverages that are acidic such as lemons, tomato sauce and cool drinks which erode the bonding material.
  • Biting into ice.
  • Biting into hard foods such as hard candies and toffee apples.
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages often as alcohol softens the surface of the bonding material.
  • Taking stain-causing drinks often like tea, coffee and red wine. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant while the bonding material and teeth beneath them are not at all.
  • Chewing tobacco or smoking.
  • Using teeth for other functions like holding heavy objects or as a pair of scissors to tear through packages and wrappings.

You may visit the Camden High Street Dental Practice and talk to our dentists for improving your smile and confidence.