Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting option to help correct many cosmetic dental problems. The porcelain caps are placed over your teeth, and help cover up imperfections in your smile such as stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and teeth that are small or misshapen. Porcelain veneers are specifically crafted to be the shape, size and color that you desire, and that matches your surrounding teeth and gives you the most flawless smile possible. Many people choose porcelain veneers because they are a long-term solution to many common dental problems and make your teeth look instantly flawless and beautiful.
Although porcelain veneers can fix many cosmetic dental problems and create a beautiful, lasting smile, there are some foods that need to be avoided after getting porcelain veneers.
Some foods to avoid after getting porcelain veneers include:
- Dark colored drinks such as wine, coffee, soda or dark teas which can stain the veneers
- Ice, which can chip or break veneers
- Caramel apples and other sticky candies which can stick to veneers or pull them loose
- Extremely hard foods which can break or chip veneers (you can cut hard foods into smaller pieces to avoid fracturing a veneer)
- Chewing tobacco (as well as smoking) which can stain veneers
Even though it may be impossible to avoid these foods all of the time, it is important to rinse and brush your teeth after consuming these foods, to keep damage and staining to a minimum.
If you or a loved one are considering porcelain veneers for your cosmetic dental needs, please contact The Office of Doctor Bellisario today at 610-642-7024 for a consultation. Our skilled cosmetic Bryn Mawr cosmetic dentist can help determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you to give you the perfect smile that you have always dreamed of.