Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal a number of flaws. If you have a variety of imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration and more, you may have already gotten veneers to transform your smile. This cosmetic work can last for years with proper care. However, veneers can still break, crack, chip, or fall off. Keep reading to learn how to handle a porcelain veneer emergency in Montville.
Check to See if Your Veneer is Still Intact
If you feel or see something off about your smile, you should check if your veneers are intact. Most veneer emergencies are related to a fracture or debonding. If you have a crack, chip, or break in your veneer, that means it’s fractured. If your veneer comes off but it’s still intact, then it has debonded.
You should carefully remove any pieces of your veneers that are still in your mouth. If you only find one large piece, there’s a good chance that your veneer is debonded instead of fractured. If it’s broken, you’ll have to see your dentist because the only option is to make a new one.
Store Your Veneers Carefully
When you find your veneers or its pieces, find a safe place to put them until you can see your dentist. The best way to do this is to wrap it up in soft tissue and then place it in a hard case like a medicine bottle. This will prevent any further damage.
See Your Dentist
Your next step is to see your dentist. Only a cosmetic dentist in Montville will be able to restore your smile back to its full beauty and health. The key is to try to get in to see them as soon as possible so you won’t have to deal with the disadvantages that come with an uneven smile like poor appearance or difficulty chewing.
Why Did I Have a Veneer Emergency?
There are some underlying causes that can increase your risk of a veneer emergency. If your veneer is lost due to debonding, it could be because there is not enough tooth enamel to create a secure bond between the veneer and your natural tooth. Especially if there has been repeated veneer failure, debonding is more likely to occur.
Knowing what to do next if you have a veneer emergency can save your smile. Now that you know more about veneer emergencies, you can use these tips to keep your pearly whites complete and healthy.
About the Practice
At Comprehensive Dental Rana, we have a team of 3 dentists who are dedicated to providing quality care. They believe in patient education, which is why they want you to know what to do in the unlikely event of a veneer failure. For any questions, they can be reached through their website or by phone at (973) 633-5666.