What Foods should you avoid with veneers?

At The Glenroy Dental Group, we may recommend a veneer to bring symmetry or to correct a wide range of dental imperfections, which may be costing you your confidence. With a team of experienced Glenroy dentists who carry out all procedures with a lot of gentleness and care, we help you achieve that natural, perfect smile with the help of veneers. At first, you will receive temporary veneers, which will later be replaced by permanent ones that are customized for your smile. 

Foods to avoid with temporary veneers

Your permanent veneers take a few weeks to be created. These are tailor-made to suit your jaw structure. While these are being made, our caring dental team in Glenroy uses temporary veneers, which protects your teeth from damage and sensitivity. 

For the time period that you wear temporary veneers, we advise you to take special care with the choice of your foods. This is because the veneers are fixed with temporary bonding material, and it can easily wear off or displaced if you are not careful. 

Hard foods like candies and very chewy foods like tough meat should be avoided. Even sticky food products and staining agents like tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, and red wine can harm your temporary veneers. 

Foods to avoid with permanent veneers

Permanent veneers are more resilient and durable than temporary ones. After our Glenroy dentist places the permanent veneers for you, your food choices can go back to usual with a few considerations about maintaining the beauty of your smile with the help of oral hygiene. 

While your veneer is strong enough to help you chew candies, tough meat, and sticky foods, it is still safer to avoid extremely hard foods or using your teeth for cracking nuts or clenching them strongly. 

Alcoholic drinks will also damage the bonding material and reduce the longevity of your veneers.

In addition to these, your veneer can also get stained if you use tobacco, or you regularly consume dark liquids like tea, coffee, and red wine. Tea and coffee lovers can reduce the risk of stains by using a straw to sip the beverage. We advise patients to consume these liquids in moderation to make the veneer last longer. After drinking a staining liquid, it is also good to inculcate a habit of rinsing your mouth with water. This reduces the risk of staining. 

The Glenroy Dental Group has a highly experienced and very caring dental team in Glenroy which aims to provide quality dental care at the best prices. Dental imperfections can impact your overall health and wellness and affect your confidence levels as well. So if you have a dental imperfection that you want to fix, reach out to our team and book a consultation to discuss the best solutions for your dental problems. 

Veneers can be very useful in fixing many dental imperfections, and if you will get one, then our team will also guide you with all details about pre and post-procedure care. 

Talk to us on (03) 9306 6511 or visit us at 2/830 Pascoe Vale Rd, Glenroy, VIC 3046.