You may have just had a checkup two months ago, but if you lose a filling, a tooth or are experiencing any other type of dental emergency, you need to get back to your dentist as soon as possible.
Your new smile complete with porcelain veneers isn’t foolproof, especially if you bit into that irresistible piece of peanut brittle. Your chipped veneer isn’t going to look so good at a party. Luckily, a chipped porcelain veneer can be fixed with the help of an Accredited Cosmetic Dentist.
Hawaii Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Wynn Okuda is certified to give you back your healthy smile even if you lost an entire veneer or two.
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is essential, but accidents do happen and that’s when you have a dental emergency on your hands. Once your dentist has done the necessary repairs, the rest of your restorations will be checked to make sure there isn’t a bigger problem.
According to the American Dental Association, dental veneers that come off or chip could be occurring because of bite problems. If you grind or clench your teeth when you are sleeping or during the day when you are stressed, you could be causing problems for your porcelain veneers.
Proper or adequate tooth preparation before the procedure may also be to blame. Unless you were treated by a Board Accredited cosmetic dentist, your veneers may have been poorly placed. If preparation was not done properly, the support for the veneer may be inadequate making it more susceptible to chips, cracks, and fractures.
The cement that attaches the veneer to the tooth could be contaminated; this is usually caused by water seeping in during the bonding process. Once this occurs the bond becomes weaker causing your porcelain veneers to literally fall off.
Chips and cracks can be avoided if you are thoughtful about what you put in your mouth. Never chew on ice, pens or anything that would be hard on your natural teeth. Your porcelain veneers are certainly not as strong and can crack or chip.
If you have an emergency, or simply haven’t had your porcelain veneers checked lately, schedule an appointment with your dentist who will make sure that your beautiful remains for years to come.