My Porcelain Veneer Fell Off. Now What?
When you have imperfections on your smile that you would like to fix, porcelain veneers may be the answer. At Trusted Dental Care in Wylie, TX, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot uses veneers to improve how a smile looks and functions. During a consultation, he can determine if a patient is a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure and discuss important topics, such as taking care of porcelain veneers for the best results. They can transform your smile after just a few visits to our dental office.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded on the front surface of the teeth. They can improve how a smile looks by hiding gaps, chips, cracks, or breaks. During your first visit to our dental office, Dr. G. removes some of the natural enamel to make adequate room for your veneers. Next, he takes impressions of your teeth to help custom make veneers that fit your teeth and gums best. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while you wait for your long-term veneers to be ready.
When they are ready, your temporary ones will be removed, and your custom-made veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. Dr. G. will ensure they fit properly and make any adjustments when necessary. You may experience mild tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages for up to six weeks. Veneers blend in with your natural teeth seamlessly and can last for decades with porcelain veneers aftercare.
Who is the best candidate for porcelain veneers?
The ideal candidates for porcelain veneers in Wylie, TX are patients who want to feel more confident with their smiles. Custom porcelain veneers help remedy breaks, gaps, or chips, remove stains, and fix misalignment. They are recommended to patients who have:
Healthy teeth and gums: No existing dental issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, can exist before veneers are placed.
Healthy tooth enamel: For your veneers to fit properly, Dr. G. adheres them to your existing enamel. When a patient has enamel erosion or abrasion, it may be hard to get the veneers to bond correctly.
Have multiple dental issues: Patients with different dental issues, including poor bite or overlapping teeth, will benefit from these thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front of the teeth.
No signs of bruxism or teeth clenching: Both can lead to a chipped tooth veneer.
Proper tooth alignment: While veneers do fix crooked or uneven teeth, they don’t work well for severely misaligned teeth.
Can porcelain veneers fall off?
The short answer is usually not. However, if your veneers do fall off, there is a chance you can break your veneer. If that happens, call our Wylie, TX office immediately. Broken veneers can be temporarily fixed, but Dr. G. will need to re-evaluate your bite and create a new veneer. After your new veneer comes in, he will cement it in place for continued smile improvement. Refrain from biting on hard objects as this can result in a veneer falling off, chipping, or breaking.
Learn how veneers transform smiles
When you are self-conscious about your smile in Wylie, TX, porcelain veneers can almost instantly renew your smile. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care offers smile makeovers to patients of all ages. He will listen to your concerns about your smile during a consultation and will answer any questions you have about the veneers process. To learn how veneers or other smile makeover procedures can improve your oral health, call our dental office to schedule a consultation.