Dental veneers are an excellent repair solution for patients with cracked, chipped, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth. With that said, they are not invulnerable. Dental veneers can be damaged over time, and they can even come off.
Below is more information about what you should do if a veneer comes off, why people have veneers replaced, how to care for your veneer, and more.
What Happens if One of My Veneers Comes Off?
Veneers aren’t supposed to just “come off.” If this happens to you, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Below are the steps you should take if your veneer comes off.
Contact Your Dentist
First and foremost, you need to reach out to your dentist to let them know your veneer came off. They can then schedule you for an immediate appointment to try and save the prosthetic.
Keep in mind that replacing a dental veneer isn’t just a cosmetic concern. Your tooth pulp can become irritated, which may even lead to the need for root canal treatment if the issue isn’t addressed quickly.
Keep it Safe
You won’t be able to (and shouldn’t try to) reapply your veneer. Instead, put it in a safe container. You will want to keep it clean and ensure no further damage occurs.
Once you arrive at your appointment, your dentist will check the condition of the veneer and your tooth. They will then decide if the veneer can be re-applied. If so, they will thoroughly clean the veneer. They will then rebind the veneer to your natural tooth.
Moving forward, it’s important to take proper care of your veneer to ensure it doesn’t come off again. This includes wearing a night guard and avoiding excessive force on the veneer.
Why Do People Have Veneers Replaced?
If your veneer comes off, you may need to have it replaced. This isn’t the only reason for the replacement of a dental veneer, though.
Over time, your dental veneer will wear down. You should expect to eventually need to replace your dental veneer. Like natural teeth, your dental veneer can also suffer from damage. If you fall down, walk into something, bite something hard, or anything else happens to your veneer that can damage a natural tooth, there’s the chance your veneer will get damaged. If so, it will need to be replaced.
Some forms of damage can be avoided. If you have a tendency to chew on pen caps, ice, or any hard objects, you need to stop. You also will need to purchase a night guard if you suffer from bruxism.
Your dental veneer can stain, and this may lead to the need for replacement. Make sure you avoid drinks and food that can stain your teeth like coffee, blueberries, wine, and so on. You’ll also want to stop the use of tobacco.
With proper care, your dental veneer can last many years. Patients find veneers can last as long as 15 years if they are properly cared for!
Caring for Your Veneer
Caring for your veneer can not only improve its longevity but also prevent it from coming off. In order to take proper care of your dental veneer, you should do a few key things…
Like with natural teeth, brush, floss, and rinse every day. While the veneer itself isn’t natural, the tooth underneath is. You want to protect the integrity of the natural tooth and avoid any decay.
As was mentioned above, be careful of what you eat and drink. You don’t want to damage or discolor your veneer. While you can purchase an over-the-counter night guard, it’s recommended that you have a custom one created by your dentist to perfectly fit your specific mouth.
If you have any additional questions about proper care for your veneer, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’d be happy to discuss veneer care with you.
Cost of Dental Veneer Repair or Replacement
The cost of a veneer repair or replacement will depend. Some of the things that factor into the cost are the extent of the damage, whether it can be saved, the materials used, insurance coverage, and more.
While costs may vary, if you have a veneer come off you need to visit your dentist. If you are concerned about cost and your insurance doesn’t cover the procedure, let us know. Forest Hills Dental offers flexible and low-interest financing through CareCredit.
Why Forest Hills Dental?
Forest Hills Dental is the top dental veneer provider in the area. Our services are top-notch, while also being affordable. We proudly service patients of all income levels and backgrounds. We understand that not everyone loves visiting the dentist, which is why we strive to provide the best customer service possible.
Dr. Mark has over 30 years in the field of dentistry and has accomplished a lot. He performs outstanding dental veneer services, including repair and replacement. You can rest assured he will get the job done right
Contact Forest Hills Dental Today!
If your dental veneer is cracked, broken, discolored, or has fallen off, contact Forest Hills Dental today. We will set an appointment for Dr. Mark to take a look and see what restorative measures are possible. Make sure you protect the tooth in the meantime to improve the chances of Dr. Mark reinstalling your current veneer.
If your veneer is discolored, broken, or otherwise damaged and hasn’t fallen off, reach out so Dr. Mark can replace the prosthetic.
If you have any questions regarding costs, the replacement or repair procedure, or anything else, reach out. We’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. We will also help you to navigate the application process for CareCredit.
We look forward to meeting you and helping with your dental veneer needs.