Last Updated on September 16, 2022
After you have had your veneers placed, you will probably wonder how long it will take you to get used to them. The answer to that question is different for everyone. Here are some things to keep in mind while your teeth and gums heal. Avoid eating hard foods and eating in extreme hot and cold temperatures, and keep your mouth as comfortable as possible. In addition, you will need to be aware of the temperature of your mouth for several weeks afterward.
A veneer made of composite or acrylic material is placed on the prepared teeth for three to four weeks. This is an important step in the veneer-placing process, as it protects exposed dentin from future caries. A temporary veneer also helps to reshape teeth, prevent shifting, and restore their natural contour. Its cement allows patients to easily remove it, which is one of the benefits of temporary veneers.
Temporary veneers don’t look like the final product, so they might cause a bit of self-consciousness. You might feel like your mouth is larger than it used to be. The temporary veneers are different in sensation from your regular teeth, and they cover the back of your teeth. This may lead to jaw pain. You may be surprised at how quickly you get used to them.
Avoiding hard foods
One of the first steps in getting used to your veneers is to avoid eating certain types of foods. While veneers are strong and durable, it is not wise to eat foods that could damage them. Foods that are too hard can crack or chip them. If you do not want to risk dislodging your veneers, cut hard foods into small pieces. Also, try to avoid biting on hard objects such as fishing lures.
In order to make your new veneers last for a long time, you need to avoid certain types of foods and beverages. These foods and drinks are known to stain your teeth, so you should be extra careful when it comes to your diet. If you have recently had your veneers placed, try to drink water after each meal or snack to minimize staining. You can also use a straw when drinking acidic drinks.
Avoiding hot and cold temperatures
A common complication of veneers is sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. During the initial two weeks after your procedure, you should avoid eating hard or chewy foods. You should also avoid biting into hard or crunchy objects, such as apples, bananas, and ice. Soft food is also best for your newly restored teeth. Once your sensitivity has diminished, you can slowly begin to eat hard foods again.
Aside from avoiding hot and cold temperatures, you also should avoid chewing food with your veneers. This can cause pain and damage. Also, try to chew hard foods with your back teeth, as this will reduce the chance of chipping or breaking your veneers. Though porcelain veneers are durable and strong, they are not indestructible and can break or chip if not properly cared for. With proper care, your veneers can last for years.
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