Food restrictions after dental restoration

Augmentation or artistic restoration is an economical alternative to restore the aesthetics and shape of teeth with chips using composite materials at the DMDL clinic in Kristiansand. Restorations last an average of 3-5 years, and with careful care and minimal stress, restored teeth can last 2-3 times longer.

Since anesthesia is used for recovery, food should be avoided within 2-3 hours after finishing treatment with DMDL. You must wait until the numbness wears off completely, otherwise you may accidentally bite your lip, tongue or cheek while chewing.

If anesthesia was not used, you can eat immediately. But it is better to give preference to softer and warmer food.

If the tooth was significantly damaged and a stick or stump insert was used as an additional support, you should refuse to eat hot or cold food during the first day, since a special dental cement was used – the fixation properties may deteriorate under temperature stress.

Modern composites, despite their high performance characteristics, are prone to staining, which is why, even if the filling is good, after a few years it darkens compared to natural enamel. Over time, a clear contrast will be felt between the living tooth and the implanted piece.

Extended teeth are quite weak – under load, a piece of filling material can break off. Especially during restoration of the frontal area in DMDL dentistry. All this requires adherence to a specific diet.

1) coffee, tea, red wine, sweet-colored carbonated drinks, beets, sauces (especially tomato and soy), berries, lollipops and caramel are not recommended – that is, all products that will eventually change the shade of the enlarged piece;

2) avoid eating solid vegetables and fruits whole – it is better to cut them into pieces and chew them with teeth that have not grown. This is especially relevant if the restoration of the incisors was carried out in DMDL dentistry – you cannot bite hard products with them, gnaw seeds;

3) give up the habit of cracking nuts or cracking seeds, biting croutons with extended teeth;

4) chew food slowly, especially if it is hard or fibrous;

5) avoid too hot or cold food – this can lead to cracks and chipping of the material.

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