It happens to the best of us. You are standing in front of your mirror, admiring your beautiful veneers when suddenly, you notice a crack in one of them. You are horrified. What do you do? After you have a cry (and we would not blame you) you need to take some steps to help your veneer. Here are some steps you need to take if you notice that a broken veneer.
Veneers Are Delicate
Veneers are porcelain shells that are glued onto your natural teeth. Often, veneers are used to cover cracked or chipped teeth. They may also be used to cover teeth that have been discolored due to staining with caffeine or tobacco. Sometimes, teeth get stained through the use of certain kinds of medication as well.
Depending on the type of veneer you have (porcelain or the newer composite veneers), your veneers can be repaired. First, however, you need to take steps to minimize the impact of a broken veneer. Be sure that you are not cracking or breaking it further with chewing. Chew on the opposite site of the veneer so as not to make the crack or break larger.
If you have porcelain veneers, depending on how large the break is, you will most likely need to have it replaced. If you have the newer veneers, made of composite, they can be repaired with a trip to our office. No matter which kind of veneers you have, you will need to have us look at them to determine what can be done.
If you have questions about your veneers, or you want to talk with someone about your oral health, why not give us a call? We would love to talk with you about repairing your veneers, or anything that has to do with your dental care.