My Veneer Fell Off! What Should I Do Now?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crownridgedental @ 7:24 pm
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Veneers have allowed millions of people to transform their smiles into more ideal states by covering up extensive cracks, chips, stains, and gaps or even teeth that are misshapen. While veneers are made out of durable materials that can last for decades, they can still fall off of teeth from time to time, which requires a dentist’s attention for repairs. Here are a few reasons why that may happen as well as what you should do if this happens for you.

Why Did My Veneer Fall Off?

There are a few reasons why a veneer might fall off. A few of them include:

  • The veneer is overdue for replacement. While dental veneers are durable, they don’t last forever and eventually require replacement. If the cement holding your veneer in place has weakened too much over time, the veneer can fall off.
  • The veneer was not properly cemented in place. If your new veneers keep falling off, it’s quite likely that they were not placed properly. Consider seeing a different dentist for repairs.
  • The tooth has decayed. Veneers need the teeth wearing them to be healthy and strong. If such a tooth suffers decay, the tissue holding the bond with the veneer can corrode, eventually causing it to come loose.
  • The veneers were not properly cared for. Veneers are not invincible, and using them to open bottles or packages or for anything other than chewing food can cause them significant damage. It can also happen due to teeth grinding.

What Should I Do When My Veneer Falls Off?

If your veneer has fallen off, the first thing to do is to locate and secure it if possible. Place it in a clean container for transport to the dentist’s office. Accordingly, the second thing to do is to call your dentist to explain the situation and schedule an appointment for repairs. You will probably receive instructions to follow until then, and it is advisable to adhere to them. While waiting for your dental appointment, take care to avoid chewing with the affected tooth. It may be very sensitive to hot and cold at this point, so using dental wax to cover it can serve as a temporary solution.

While losing a veneer can be annoying or even distressing, your dentist will be well-equipped to remedy the situation. Keeping your cool until you can see them can help you achieve the best possible outcome of the situation.

About the Practice

Sage Dental Care provides the very best in modern dental care in Reno, NV. Led by Drs. Josh Branco and Ah Young Kim, the staff delivers outstanding results in a warm and welcoming environment. Areas of expertise include general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry such as veneers. If your veneer has fallen off, dial (775) 677-0790 for the North Reno Office or (775) 409-4282 for the South Reno Office or contact the practice online.

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