COMMON PROBLEMS WITH DENTAL VENEERS
Nowadays, many people are requesting to obtain a ‘perfect smile’ and veneers treatment is a quick way of achieving this. However, some patients may experience problems with their veneers, with dental problems that they did not expect. We will summarize it, here.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain, made to fit over the front of a person’s natural tooth/teeth to ultimately improve their appearance.
They can be used to correct minor crooked teeth, and discolored ones. It is a popular choice among people, who want to change the appearance of their teeth.
Before veneers are placed, the dentist should do a comprehensive dental examination. Therefore, he can assess if patient is a good candidate for veneers.
If the dentist thinks that veneers are suitable, the next steps will be having a series of photographs, and possible a study models before the work started. This step is at utmost importance, in order the study the smile and soft tissues around, as well as the lips and their relationship to the teeth.
After studying the case, the dentist will need to remove some of the enamel from the tooth surface and this may be carried out under local anesthetic. Impressions will then be taken and these will be sent to a dental laboratory for the veneers to be made.
Once the veneers have been made, the dentist needs to verify the fitting of the veneers over the teeth and then, to cement them.There is no going back once veneers have been fitted.
Possible Problems with Veneers
– Gum infection can occur if the veneers are too large. If there is overhang (bulky), or ill-fitted veneers, bacteria can develop along the gum line and cause a gum disease, with bleeding, redness of the gums and swelling, in addition to bad breath.
– Sensitive teeth, if a lot of enamel has been removed during the preparation procedure, teeth can become sensitive and cause discomfort.
– A person may experience problems with their bite.
_ Porcelain is pretty hardwearing, but it can become cracked or chipped, particularly if you don’t have an even bite or, if you grind your teeth.
In our experience, patient selection is very important in the first instance, as some patients are not a suitable candidates for veneers. People who grind their teeth are not ideal candidates for veneers and this is sometimes not explained to those wishing to have veneers, but it should be, so the patient will be aware of the possible issues that may arise before making a decision.
If you have problems of poorly fitted veneers, or if your veneers have separated from your tooth or there is a gap at your gums, as this could be a sign of decay or gum disease. In these situations, please, do not hesitate to contact us and book your appointment with Periodontist ” Gum Specialist” Dr.Miski.