Porcelain Veneer Fell off Twice

I had a complete set of porcelain veneers placed, however the one of my front tooth has fallen off—twice. The first time he said it was because of my bite and adjusted the veneer. Now it’s fallen off again and he’s still saying it is because of my bite. I’m hesitant to go back because the tooth was quite sensitive. Should I just see another dentist?

Brooke L. – Michigan

Brooke,

Yes, I think you should see another dentist about having this veneer re-bonded. I’m not buying the whole “your bite is off” thing. Generally, if your bite is off and a veneer is  properly  bonded on, porcelain  veneers will chip or crack before it would do anything like fall off. I also suspect when he shaved the front of your tooth, he got a little too close to the dentin and that is why your tooth was so sensitive when he re-bonded it.

My advice would be to go with your gut and see another dentist to have this taken care of.  You’ll want to go to one with more experience. I would sugggest someone who is AACD accredited.  I did a quick check and there are 10 dentists accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I don’t know which area you’re in, so you’ll have to sort through them.

Whichever of them you pick, you’ll be in good hands.

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Ways to make teeth more attractive if you can’t afford veneers

I just cannot afford porcelain veneers, but want to do something to make my teeth more attractive. Do you have any suggestions?

Elizabeth C. – Boston

Elizabeth,

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to improve your smile.  Just whitening your teeth will take years off your appearance and give your teeth a healthy, clean look.

It’s quite a bit less money than porcelain veneers. It’s limitation is it will only affect the color of your teeth, not the shape and size, like porcelain veneers .

It will give you a beautiful improvement for your smile. One that you’ll be proud to show off when you smile.

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