Can I Repair My Chipped Veneer?

Can I Repair My Chipped Veneer?

Posted by PRIMARY DENTAL CLIINC on Feb 25 2022, 08:17 AM

Are you looking forward to transforming your smile? The dental veneers are the simplest way to achieve a perfect smile by bonding them to the surface of your natural teeth to hide the dental issues. Veneers help to mask the discolored, stained, and oddly shaped teeth. 

Mostly, veneers are durable and last for many years if given proper care. But if the veneer becomes dislodged or breaks, you’ll need to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Repairing Chipped or Defective Veneers

The durability of veneers could be extended through oral hygiene and routine dental checkups. But, what should you do if your veneers get broken by accident? An emergency dental visit allows the dentist to repair a veneer through dental bonding or composite materials. 

  • Minor Chips

If there are only minor chips, the dentist will file the veneer to make them uniform and clear. It requires recontouring of nearby teeth to maintain the symmetry of teeth.

  • Cracks

If the veneer is cracked, it would be difficult to repair as the dentist is unable to restore the symmetry between the tooth and the fractured part. If a veneer breaks but all the broken pieces were recovered, the dentist could reattach the veneer with a translucent bonding material. 

This repair may cause discoloration and weakness around the fracture point that could lead to the further breaking of the veneer. Thus, replacing the veneer is better than repairing it.

Things to Consider When a Dental Veneer Comes Off

If your veneers fell off, here are a few tips to save your bright smile.
  • Remove the pieces of veneer from the mouth carefully.
  • Store the bits of veneer somewhere safe
  • Apply white dental wax if you feel irritation on lips, cheeks, and tongue
  • Schedule a dental visit as soon as possible and report your findings
  • Avoid exposure to hot and cold
  • Avoid chewing and biting

First Aid for Broken or Chipped Veneer

Apply first aid if you experience broken or lost veneers. Manage the difficulties regarding hot and cold sensitivity due to chipped veneer using these first-aid measures.

  • Apply white dental wax over the tooth to get relief from sensitivity.
  • Wear a mouthguard.
  • Schedule an immediate veneer repair appointment with the dentist.

If you are considering dental veneers to transform your poor-looking teeth into alluring ones, Visit us at Primary Dental Clinic, 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705. Call us at (432) 570-7080 to book an appointment. 

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