By James L. Pyle, DDS
May 26, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneer  

Find out what to do if you experience a veneer problem in Durham.

You finally decided to get dental veneers to improve your smile. Congratulations! This is a big step. Whether you just got your new veneers or you are in the process of getting them, it’s never too early to focus on caring for your veneers and to protect them from Veneers damage. With the proper care, dental veneers can last up to ten years before needing to be replaced; however, accidents happen at some point. Know what to do if you have a problem with your veneers in Durham.

How to handle a damaged veneer?

Porcelain veneers are very durable and so it’s pretty rare for them to chip or crack. The main reason this might happen is if the tooth was not prepared properly before the veneers was adhered. However, bite problems (such as malocclusions) can also cause the veneers to pop off or chip. However, your Durham dentist Dr. James Pyle, DDS. will be able to address your bite issues before applying your veneers.

What should I do if I lose a veneer?

If the veneers come off, but there is no chipped porcelain that your Durham dentist Dr. Pyle may just reattach the veneer using the same bonding agent. However, most of the time we will replace the veneers altogether to prevent further issues from arising. However, this procedure isn’t difficult. It will just require us to remove any of the remaining veneers from your teeth, potentially re-contour the surface of your tooth and then take impressions from which to create a new set of veneers. The last step will just require us to re-bond your new veneers.

If you have concerns about the health of your dental veneers or how to properly care for them then it’s time to talk to your Durham dentist, Dr. James Pyle. We would be happy to offer up some helpful care instructions to ensure that your veneers last!