If you have had veneers for a while, we're sure that you've taken care of them to the best of your ability. You've brushed them faithfully, and you have been careful to protect them. However, there are times that veneers can break. When that happens, what do you do? We have some suggestions for things you can do when a veneer breaks.
When Your Veneer Breaks
Veneers are usually made of porcelain or resin. They are shells that are glued onto your natural teeth. Porcelain shells are more expensive than resin veneers, but they last longer, and look more like your natural teeth. Most people get veneers to cover chipped or cracked teeth. Veneers also cover discolored teeth, such as yellow teeth from tobacco use, or gray teeth that sometimes happen with drugs used in chemotherapy.
If you notice a broken veneer, don't panic. Take steps to make sure you are not making any breaks in your veneers worse through chewing. If you can, chew on the opposite side of your mouth so that your crack or break doesn't get larger.
Sometimes, depending on the type of veneers you have, you can have them repaired. Composite or resin veneers are easier to repair than porcelain veneers are. Either way, you will need to have your broken veneer checked to see what can be done to repair the damage. In some cases, a broken veneer means that the entire veneer will have to be taken off and replaced. The good news is, broken veneers rarely happen if you follow good oral hygiene and instructions for the care of your veneers.
If you have questions about your veneers, or if you want to talk to someone about a broken or cracked veneer, give us a call. We would be glad to help you get a broken veneer replaced or repaired. Why not give us a call today? We love to talk healthy, beautiful smiles!
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