Stop These Habits If You Want Porcelain Veneers

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


A great way to improve how your smile looks and functions are with porcelain veneers. Chips, cracks, or stains on your teeth can all contribute to a smile that you want to repair. With the help of cosmetic dentistry procedures, these smile flaws can be transformed into a smile that you love. Dr. Victoria Veytsman of Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY, helps her patients achieve their dream during a smile makeover. Our cosmetic dentists use veneers to create a custom one-of-a-kind celebrity smile that can resolve nearly any smile concern you may have.

What can veneers correct?

These custom porcelain coverings for the front of the teeth offer an almost instantly improved smile. Our celebrity dentist uses veneers to help fix smiles with:

  • Gaps

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth

  • Short or narrow teeth

  • Discoloration

  • Worn enamel edges

  • Crooked or overlapping teeth

During a consultation at our Midtown Manhattan dental office, we will perform a dental exam that evaluates your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.

What habits to stop before considering veneers

Before considering veneers in New York City, NY, you must avoid these bad habits:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching: This puts extra pressure on the veneers. If your natural teeth cannot withstand it without damage, then your veneers won’t be able to either. Wear a night guard while you’re sleeping to protect your teeth best.

  • Poor oral hygiene routine: Veneers aren’t susceptible to tooth decay, but your teeth underneath are. It’s important to follow an efficient at-home oral hygiene routine to keep tooth decay and periodontal disease at bay. If tooth decay is left untreated, the bond between the teeth and the veneer will loosen over time.

How are veneers applied?

At Cosmetic Dental Studios in NYC, we complete the veneer process in two visits. Dr. V. uses the highest-quality porcelain to create your custom veneers. They are made to look translucent, so they look most natural.

First, she makes an impression of your teeth, which is sent to a dental lab. She will place temporaries until your final restorations are ready. When they are ready, you will return to our dental office to remove your temporaries. Next, we will etch away some of your natural tooth enamel to ensure that your veneers adhere well. Minor adjustments are necessary to help you to achieve the best and most comfortable results.

Are veneers permanent?

No, veneers aren’t permanent and will likely need to be replaced at some point. However, patients with the most diligent at-home oral hygiene routine may never have to replace theirs. It’s important to note that this procedure is irreversible, as Dr. V. does remove some of your natural tooth enamel. Once it is filed down, it will not grow back.

Foods to avoid with veneers

After getting veneers, you will need to refrain from eating certain foods to ensure your veneers remain intact, including:

  • Hard foods, such as raw fruits or vegetables, or candy

  • Sticky foods

  • Toasted bread

  • Chewy meat

  • Stain-causing foods such as soda, tomatoes, tea, or coffee

By following this diet, you can ensure your veneers remain looking and feeling their best for years.

Learn how to improve your smile with porcelain veneers

Improving your smile helps increase your self-confidence. This can be achieved during a smile makeover with the cosmetic dentistry procedure, porcelain veneers. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in NYC, Dr. Victoria Veytsman examines her patients’ teeth to determine if they’re a candidate for veneers at her office in Midtown Manhattan. Achieve a celebrity smile today with the help of our professional team and cosmetic dentistry services by scheduling an in-person or online consultation.

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