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Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Likely to Chip Your Veneers?

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Front Desk
Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Likely to Chip Your Veneers?Dental veneers are reliable oral appliances used to improve your dental structure. Veneers are typically layers of material placed over your teeth to protect them from possible damage. These appliances are helpful because they improve your aesthetics and give you the confidence to interact with others. Veneers are made from two common materials; composite and porcelain. These materials are used because they are durable and strong enough. However, veneers can succumb to excessive pressure and chip — just like your natural teeth can do. Using your teeth roughly can increase the chances of veneer chipping.

Biting Hard Foods

When you bite into hard foods, you are likely to distort the structure of your veneers. This will result in dental chips. Given that these oral appliances are placed over your tooth surface to protect against further damage, biting into hard foods exposes them to too much pressure. Some of the foods that are likely to cause this kind of impacts are ice and hard nuts. Therefore, you should avoid biting into hard foods unless the veneers have been in your mouth for long enough. Otherwise, you should stick to eating soft foods if you want these foods to last longer.

Clenching and Grinding

Another habit that can result in chipped veneers is teeth grinding. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding exerts excessive pressure on your teeth and increases the risk of chipping. It is essential to note that there are two types of bruxism; sleep and awake bruxism. Either of these conditions can result in significantly damaged veneers that affects their functionality. To protect veneers against the effects of grinding, you should wear a mouth guard when sleeping. This will keep them same from excessive pressure. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the causes of chipping in veneers.
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