Foods You Can and Can’t Eat With Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers can cover various imperfections over your teeth, including situations where your teeth are stained, discolored, or otherwise have chips or cracks. Our team approach at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 of Houston, TX can customize a treatment plan for porcelain veneers that fit your teeth and blend with your smile.

You’ll need to be careful with what you eat following your procedure to make sure your veneer stays in its place while maintaining a consistent color or tone.

Why should you watch your diet with porcelain veneers?

The porcelain material in a dental veneer can produce a sturdy and realistic look, but it can also stain like your natural enamel. The bonding agent for your veneer can also become weak if you don’t follow a suitable diet.

What to eat after the procedure

It takes a few weeks for the bonding agent for your veneer to harden and for the tooth to become used to the new surface. Be sure you eat soft foods for about two to three weeks after the procedure to allow the bonding process to complete itself. Some of these foods include mashed potatoes, cooked chicken, pasta, bananas, and eggs.

Be sure you don’t consume anything too hot, as the tooth may be sensitive to heat. The procedure requires removing a small bit of enamel from the front to allow enough space for the veneer. The dental tissue will become sensitive to temperature extremes for a few weeks afterward, so be cautious with how you manage your diet.

What to avoid eating

Be careful when eating after receiving your veneer, as the surface is still recovering and may be vulnerable. Hard foods like raw produce can harm the veneer, as can sticky foods. Anything too hot or too hard to chew should be avoided as your mouth gets used to the veneer.

Another tip our team at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 recommends you follow is to avoid foods that may stain your teeth. Although your veneers will not stain as fast as your natural teeth, they can still become discolored. A veneer can last for at least ten years on average, so you may start to notice substantial discoloration if you aren’t careful enough with your diet.

Some foods that can stain your porcelain veneer include berries, tomatoes, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Ketchup and other dark-toned condiments can also be a problem for your teeth, as the dark dyes in these foods can stain your veneers and natural teeth alike.

Restore your smile with natural-looking porcelain veneers

You will love how great your smile looks without minimally invasive porcelain veneers. During your consultation with our team at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 of Houston, TX, we can review your smile and identify a suitable color and shape for your veneers, plus we will provide guidance on how to keep these features looking their best. Visit our website to schedule a visit to our office on the Sam Houston Parkway in northwest Houston and learn more about our work.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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