Dental veneers are the perfect way to transform an otherwise imperfect smile. By filing down your existing teeth, porcelain veneers will be glued on top— giving you an almost permanently beautiful smile. If, however, you don’t take proper care of your veneers or if you were in a recent accident, your veneers can crack, chip, and break off. This article will discuss what to do in each of these situations until you can come in to see Dr. Janice Scott. Read on to learn more.
Cracked or Broken Veneers
Typically when we see a patient who has cracked or broken veneers, it’s because they were in an accident or fight of some sorts. If you find yourself in this type of condition, try not to eat any hard-to-chew foods like apples or steak because the may further exacerbate the issue. When you come in to see Dr. Janice Scott for this type of issue, she will likely have to file down the whole veneer and replace it. However, if the crack is small enough, there may be some alternative ways for her to fix it.
Chipped Dental Veneers
Biting down on hard foods like candy or even biting your nails can chip your veneer. If your veneer chips, try saving the piece and storing it in a safe place— Dr. Scott may be able to use it. Depending on how bad the chi is, Dr. Scott may be able to use a resin composite to fix it without even touching your veneer. If, however, the chip is large, she will have to remove and replace your veneer.
Veneers are a fast, easy, and expensive way to transform your smile. If you have recently cracked, chipped, or broken one of your veneers, Dr. Janice Scott can fix them. To learn more about your veneers or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (209) 478-3036!