Veneers are a great option for those looking to enhance the appearance of their teeth. They can provide an instantly brighter, smoother, and even straighter smile. However, accidents can happen, and you may find yourself in a situation where your veneer has broken. Don’t worry!
Here’s what you can do to fix it.
First, stay calm and retrieve any pieces of the veneer that you can find. Next, contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to get it repaired or replaced. In the meantime, try to avoid biting down or chewing with the affected tooth, as this can cause further damage.
If you’re experiencing any pain or sensitivity, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, as long as you don’t have any medical contraindications. You can also apply a cold compress to the area to help reduce swelling.
When you see your dentist, they will evaluate the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action. If the veneer is only chipped or cracked, they may be able to repair it in-office by bonding the pieces back together. If the damage is more severe, your dentist may need to replace the entire veneer.
The replacement process will be similar to the initial veneer process, but the dentist may need to take new impressions of your teeth to ensure a proper fit. The new veneer will then be custom-made in a dental lab and bonded to your tooth.
In the future, it’s essential to take good care of your veneers by brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding hard or sticky foods. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a night guard to protect your veneers from damage.
Remember, accidents happen, but with our assistance , you can quickly and easily fix a broken veneer.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and professional staff for help at Dental Arts of Hastings-on-Hudson today!