Emergency dental veneers appointment
Dental veneers placed by a skilled dentist and with proper care can last up to 20 years as these restorations are genuinely durable. Sometimes, however, with improper care or problems with the bonding procedure, veneers can become loose and separate from the teeth. If you’re experiencing any issues with your dental veneers, contact our clinic by clicking the button below.
What causes a dental veneer to become loose or break?
Veneers are made of a thin layer of dental material that can be successfully used to correct the undesirable shape, size and restore severely damaged teeth. They are also gaining immense popularity as a cosmetic dental procedure to camouflage the stains and discolouration of the tooth. Dental veneers are exceptionally thin and delicate, and under undue pressure, they can crack, chip off or even break.
A few of the most common reasons why veneers become loose, fall off, chip or break are:
- Improper care at home. Brushing too harshly or forcing a floss between your veneers can cause them to separate from the tooth structure.
- Crunching or biting down on a hard substance like hard candies can result in a chipped, loose and broken veneers.
- Bruxism (teeth grinding) tends to put unnecessary forces on your veneers. Habitual teeth grinding can lead to the separation of dental veneers and can cause breakage.
- The tooth underneath your porcelain veneer can start to deteriorate or decay, which can cause the veneer to become loose and eventually fall off. This generally happens where there is not enough natural enamel to support the tooth.
- Regular wear and tear can damage and dislocate the cement underneath the veneer, which can cause it to become loose and fall off. If the final bonding process is faulty, there are high chances that the veneers won’t stay in place and keep falling.
- The bite of your dental veneers is incorrect.
- The veneers are not a perfect fit for the tooth.
- Trauma to the face.
What to do if your dental veneer becomes loose or falls off?
Dental veneers are thin shells that can break due to trauma or excessive forces. If your dental veneers break, save the broken piece somewhere safe and schedule an appointment with our dentists at the earliest. Investigate any sharp edges and be careful about what you eat until you come to our dental office. Dental wax can help you protect the soft tissue before your appointment. Avoid consuming any hot and cold liquids and exposure to air as it can cause tooth sensitivity and pain.
In cases of minor trauma, our dentists can repair the veneer and place it back again. However, if the dental veneer has undergone significant damage, you may be advised to replace it with a new one.
Chipped or slightly damaged dental veneers in London can be restored with the help of composite resins. In cases where dental veneers need to be replaced, our clinic offers same-day dental veneers to ensure that you don’t have to go a single day with a compromised smile.
How to care for your dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a great day to mask unappealing tooth structure and stains. Veneers provided by our skilled dentists and specialists can restore the shape, size, and colour of your front teeth to give you a dazzling beautiful smile that you can carry with renewed confidence. To ensure that the dental veneer keeps shining bright, there are some measures which you must take.
- Do not chew or bite on hard substances like ice, metal caps, pens or your fingernails.
- Avoid biting on hard substances with your front teeth. Use your back teeth to chew on hard food substances.
- If you think you have bruxism, consult our dentist, and they will customise a mouthguard for you.
- If you play contact sports like boxing or fear getting hit by a ball while playing football, wear a mouthguard.
- Ensure proper oral hygiene. Brush twice a day gently with a soft toothbrush and floss regularly to avoid plaque build-up.
- Choose the right toothpaste. You can even consult our friendly dentists over which toothpaste to use if you are confused.
- Schedule regular dental check-ups at our clinics in London to remain at the top of your dental health.