Dental veneers are one of the best things that you can do to treat cracked, missing, discolored, or misaligned teeth. By sanding down your existing tooth and then gluing a porcelain veneer on top, you shouldn’t have any problems with it chipping or falling off. If, however, you’re not careful with your veneers, you may run into one of these problems. So, what should you do if one of your veneers comes off? Read on to learn more.
Store It Safely
It’s safe to say that dental veneers are one of the most expensive dental procedures that Dr. Joel Smith offers. As such, make sure that you hold onto your veneer if it falls off and store it in a safe place like a small container. If your veneer falls off and breaks into multiple pieces, Dr. Joel Smith likely won’t be able to piece it back together but gather as much as you can.
Schedule an Appointment
As soon as your veneer falls out, make sure that you call Dr. Joel Smith’s office right away to schedule an appointment. The sooner you are seen, the sooner he can see what caused your veneer to fall off in the first place and get you looking like yourself once again.
Once your dental veneers are put back on, extra precautions should be taken to prevent further problems. For instance, make sure to avoid contact sports such as boxing or football without wearing a mouthguard. Additionally, avoid things such as nail biting or using your teeth as a tool. Dr. Joel Smith also encourages patients to sleep with a mouth guard in at night to prevent against any sort of teeth grinding.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have dental veneers and one of them falls off, Dr. Joel Smith can fix it for you as soon as possible. To ensure that it doesn’t happen again, make sure that you are following the precautions listed above. If you would like to learn more about dental veneers or some of our other dental procedures, contact Joel Smith’s office today!