Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment designed to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. They can cover minor imperfections, such as chips or cracks, provide minor orthodontic fixes, such as by filling in small gaps or making mildly crooked teeth look straight, and make your teeth appear whiter if they have been yellowed with age or stained by certain foods or drinks.
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or ceramic that are custom-cut for your teeth. You may want a single veneer to cover up one problem tooth, or you may choose a set to create a uniformly beautiful look in your mouth. Whichever option you choose along with the help of our dentist, you will need to be aware of how you should treat your new veneers.
A big part of what you do with your teeth is biting and chewing. Eating is something that you most likely do multiple times per day and that you may even do without thinking. However, when you have veneers, you may need to make a few changes to ensure that you do not damage them. In general, you will need to watch out for foods that are very chewy, hard or staining.
While veneers are harder to stain than your own teeth are, you should know that stained veneers are impossible to bleach clean again. Wine, coffee and chocolate are all highly-staining foods and drinks.
With that being said, the majority of your favorite foods are great to eat with veneers. Most of the time, you will not notice much of a difference with your eating and drinking habits once your veneers are placed. In addition, be sure to speak to our dentist and staff about any specific information they have on food changes that you should make.