Porcelain veneers can be an excellent way to restore your smile if you have damaged or misshapen teeth. However, many cosmetic dentistry patients will ask if porcelain veneers damage, hurt, or ruin their healthy teeth. The answer is no; veneers will not ruin your teeth. Keep reading to find out how porcelain veneers may be the right option for you to restore your smile. When you’re ready to inquire about getting veneers, call cosmetic dentist Dr. Kaveh Kanani. The trusted Los Angeles-area dentist is currently offering free consultations at his eco-friendly dental office in Tarzana.
Can Veneers Ruin Your Natural Teeth?
Porcelain veneers will not ruin your natural teeth. Veneers are designed to fit over your original teeth and enhance their naturally beautiful appearance. To understand why veneers won’t ruin your natural teeth, you have to know how they work. When you meet with Dr. Kanani for porcelain veneers, he will have them custom-made for an exact fit. As Dr. Kanani attaches your veneers, he bonds them to your natural teeth. The dentist will bond veneers with a composite resin that hardens under a special light. Once the dentist bonds your veneers to your teeth, they are shaped and polished. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Kanani will make sure your teeth are perfect. It’s Dr. Kanani’s goal to make sure you’re happy with your restored smile.
How Do Veneers Affect Your Teeth?
The composite resin that’s used to bond the veneers to your teeth is not harmful to your natural teeth. Therefore, veneers will not ruin or hurt the tooth underneath. Additionally, porcelain veneers do not contain enamel like the front of your natural teeth. There are benefits to the veneers not being made from enamel. As a result, veneers do not stain as regular teeth do. You can drink all the coffee and dark liquids you want, and still not stain your porcelain veneers. Additionally, veneers are hard, which makes them more resistant to damage than your original teeth. Rather than causing harm, veneers are resistant to damage or staining.
Can Veneers Fall Off?
While porcelain veneers do wonders to transform your smile, sometimes accidents can happen. A veneer can break or come off. There are several reasons why a veneer may break or fall off. Whatever the case may be, it’s essential to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. If you have veneers and are having problems, keep reading for how to fix them.
Why Do Veneers Fall Off?
Your veneers may fall or break off for several reasons. Some of the main reasons why your veneer may break can include:
Veneers Can Get Old
Usually, porcelain veneers should last at least ten years. However, as time passes the bonding that keeps the veneers attached to your tooth can weaken. When the bonding weakens, the veneer can fall off.
Your Dentist Didn’t Properly Bond Your Veneer
Your new veneers may keep falling off because your original dentist didn’t bond them properly. If this isn’t happening to you, don’t go back to your first dentist. Instead, make an appoint with Dr. Kanani.
You’re Experiencing Tooth Decay
Tooth decay can cause a veneer to fall off. If your natural tooth is decaying, there might not be enough of it left to attach. Fortunately, you can slow down or prevent tooth decay by making good lifestyle choices. Some prescription drugs can also worsen tooth decay.
You Aren’t Taking Care of your Veneers
If you treat your veneers harshly, they’ll be more prone to breaking or falling off. Veneers are made to be durable. If you often chew on hard things such as ice or candy or grind your teeth, they won’t last long. Chewing on hard things and grinding your teeth can ruin your veneers and original teeth. Therefore, it’s best to refrain from doing anything that can harm your teeth.
Can Veneers Be Glued Back On?
If your veneer falls off, it will usually come off in one piece. Attempting to glue your veneer back yourself will do more harm than good. The glue you’re likely using isn’t suitable for dental bonding. Therefore, your veneer is unlikely to stay in place for long. Your cosmetic dentist will have dental glues and cement for attaching veneers. Also, regular glue is toxic, and therefore not a good idea to use it in your mouth. It’s important to remember that you should never attempt to reattach your veneer yourself. Trying to reattach your veneer can be dangerous for both your dental and physical health.
How Can I Reattach A Veneer That’s Fallen Off?
The only way to fix a broken veneer is to make an appointment to see your dentist. Dr. Kanani will examine your mouth to determine if reattaching the veneer is the best option. The cosmetic dentist will use durable, medically approved glues and cement for any work they do. Usually, if your veneer breaks or comes off, your dentist will recommend having it replaced. Sometimes, your dentist can’t fix broken veneers.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Traditional veneers can sometimes run between $500 and $1,900 per tooth. However, several factors can influence how much patients pay for dental veneers. How many veneers you’re getting will affect how much you pay for veneers. Also, check with your dentist about how much they charge for doing multiple teeth at a time. Dr. Kanani and his team at Around the Corner Dental Spa will recommend the best option for you. The goal at Around the Corner Dental Spa is to make patients smile again.
Interested in Veneers? Call Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kanani for a Free Consultation
Do you want to learn more about whether veneers may be the right option for you? Contact the team at Around the Corner Dental Spa! We’re currently inviting new patients in for free consultations in our eco-friendly Tarzana dental office. Speak to Dr. Kanani about how veneers can help you achieve your dream smile. We can’t wait to make you smile again.