Failed porcelain veneers are not an uncommon problem. Porcelain veneers have become a standard in restorative and cosmetic dentistry over the past 20 years. Reportedly, the rate of failure of veneers increases every year. Part of this is because of the greater number of people who have undergone cosmetic dentistry and to a certain extent because of practitioners who did not have the skill to properly apply veneers. Failed teeth veneers cause problems for a patient that goes beyond the their smile. Some veneers crack, chip, change color, or even cause gums to bleed.
The most common failure of dental veneers seen by the cosmetic dentists at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry in Charlotte, NC is failed bonding. Specific guidelines are to be followed when a restorative dentist applies porcelain veneers. When dental veneers are not properly bonded, they can chip and break off, sometimes-in one large piece. Improper bonding also can cause an unsightly gap or space between the veneer and the gums, exposing the underlying tooth.
Another reason for veneer failure can be improper construction. The veneers can be made too thick; some are not properly polished; and, in some cases, inferior materials can become easily discolored.
Discoloration is not necessarily a structural failure, yet it still affects your smile. After paying for the procedure, many patients will be unhappy with results that are less than stellar, resulting in the need for a porcelain veneer re-do. Properly made porcelain veneers are stain resistant and long lasting.
Proper surface preparation essential to preventing a porcelain veneer re-do
Porcelain veneer remakes are needed when insufficient surface preparation is prepared on the underlying tooth. If an insufficient amount of the tooth is not removed, this will result in the teeth appearing oversized. If properly applied, dental veneers look very nice. This is why the dentist who applies your veneers should be a skilled and experienced practitioner.
Failed porcelain veneers can also result in problems beyond the aesthetic, and negatively affect bite, tooth alignment, and jaw alignment. If dental veneers do not match up with bite and jaw alignment, they are prone to fail. In addition, they can cause jaw pain, headache, and even migraines.
Finding the best restorative dentist in Charlotte, NC
When it comes to repairing failed porcelain veneers, find a reliable dentist who has experience with porcelain veneer remakes. If you live in the Charlotte area, call the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, an experienced and dedicated team that is concerned about your health and comfort. The staff is committed providing you the best care. For those who are hampered by fear of dental procedures, they are specialists in sedation dentistry. Visit their website or call their office for a free consultation today about your failed porcelain veneers!