Things Feeling off With Your Veneers? Get in Touch with Us!

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Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of biocompatible cosmetic porcelain attached to the front of teeth which help many celebrities give the impression they were born with smiles ready for their close-ups. They can be an easy and cost-effective way to solve a wide variety of problems, from teeth that are cracked or smaller than their neighbors to pairs that have a gap between them and others so discolored they do not respond to even professional whitening.

Porcelain Veneers Can Be Long-Lasting When Done Right

When done right by a specialist and properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last 10-20 years, making them very cost-effective. Unfortunately, dentists who neglect some steps or use poor-quality dental labs do not have the training or experience to avoid the pitfalls that befall all too many patients, starting with often using composite resin, instead of dental porcelain, because it is cheaper, but wears out much more quickly. 

Common problems are inadequate bonding so the veneers fall off, improper placement resulting in the irritation of the gums, and attachment to the dentin layer below the teeth’s enamel, which makes them look yellow. At Beverly Hills Dentistry, our distinguished cosmetic dentists have years of experience reversing poorly done work – giving patients the perfect smile they expected from veneers. You can see some of our cases:

There are many reasons why veneers may start to feel “off,” such as:

  • Some may suddenly seem more sensitive to hot and cold foods and liquids and when you examine them closely you notice a thin crack that exposes the underlying teeth. These may have had too much of the protective enamel removed by the dentist with the intention that the veneers would not make the teeth stick out artificially.
  • It may have become severely chipped and a piece is missing.
  • The veneer may have come off entirely while playing sports, in a car accident, by chewing sticky foods, taking off clothing with teeth, or due to improper cementing.
  • Edges may have become worn down because of eating hard foods, chewing on pens, or grinding of teeth while sleeping (known as bruxism).
  • They may have become uncomfortable due to poor creation of the mold by the dentist, the incompetence of the lab, or you had to wear the temporaries too long.
  • Inexperienced positioning of the veneers or inadequate brushing and flossing has led to a gum infection.

Regardless of the reason, our team of smile makeover experts can help you. In the meantime, it is important to preserve any of the veneer that has come off in a hard case and protect yourself and the tooth from any irritation with dental wax. A comprehensive evaluation may be to understand the underlying causes and advise how to avoid damage to a repaired veneer. In some cases a new one may be required, but our team’s expertise and facilities in Beverly Hills can accommodate you through each step. 

We also work with Fotona Laser technology, a revolutionary way to remove poorly done veneer work without using the traditional dental drill. The first step is a consultation with our team, schedule an appointment today!

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