Over our 30 year history, we have seen many patients come to us with failing veneers. Koeppel Dental Group uses the latest techniques, master ceramists and best products available to ensure your veneers will keep you smiling for years to come!
These are some of the reasons for failing veneers and what the Koeppel Dental Group does differently so you will not have a similar outcome.
Bonding Problems: During the bonding process (when the veneers are permanently attached to your teeth), contaminants, such as blood and saliva, need to be eliminated. This is crucial to make certain that the bonding process is not compromised. When this step is not taken, there might be a color change. If there is a blue or grayish tint, the bonding of the veneers to the teeth was not done properly. You should not be able to detect the difference in the color between a veneer and a natural tooth.
Defective Veneers: Veneers can sometimes lack luster and shine. This is normally due to the finishing process that is completed by the laboratory that fabricated the veneers. Another situation that can prove to be catastrophic is an ill-fitting veneer. A veneer should sit flush on a tooth without any gaps or spaces. If not, dark margins or marks around the tooth can form over time. Eventually, decay may also develop in these areas, weakening the tooth structure and jeopardizing the veneer. Overbulked veneers are another frequent complaint of patients coming to see the doctors at Koeppel Dental Group. Most often, this occurs when teeth are minimally prepped and there is not enough room for the veneer. To remedy this, the lab is forced to make a thick or bulky veneer to prevent fractures. The dentist and lab need to work hand-in-hand for success. A great preparation of the teeth by the dentist and quality work by the master ceramist making the veneers lead to great results.
Pain & Sensitivity: Veneers should feel like your teeth! Pain is a huge indication that something is wrong. Chewing or eating hold or cold foods should never be an issue. If it is, there is a good chance air or debris has worked its way into the inside of the veneer. This needs to be corrected to stop any further damage.
Wrong Treatment Choice: Veneers are not for everyone. Koeppel Dental Group performs an extensive evaluation before recommending veneers as a treatment option. Factors such as your bite, previous dental work, TMJ, obstructive sleep apnea, and bruxism (grinding and clenching) may indicate that veneers are not the best treatment. When veneers are placed on patients that are not good candidates, many times veneers chip, break or fall off completely. It is not always bad work, but sometimes just not the best option for longevity. If Koeppel Dental Group determines that you are not a candidate for veneers, we will offer an alternative treatment plan that will give you the smile of your dreams!
Veneers are a wonderful way to restore a smile and correct dental issues. Call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION to see if this is the correct treatment option for your new smile!