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How To Know If You Have Bad Veneers

April 15, 2024

Many people use veneers to achieve a perfect smile. With proper placement and expertise, dentists can help you achieve a natural-looking dazzling smile.

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped cap that is placed on the surface of the natural tooth. Dental veneers can cover up flaws like discoloration or chipping. There are three different types of veneers: porcelain, ceramic, and composite. These different materials vary in cost depending on their material and overall result. Typically materials that last longer and have a more natural look will be more expensive, but each has its own pros and cons. A consultation with your dentist will help you decide which type is best for you and what will fit your expectations and goals.

Not everyone is a perfect candidate; you should not get veneers if you have tooth decay, infections, gum disease, or cavities. But if you have cosmetic dental issues like large gaps, crooked teeth, chipped or stained teeth, or misshapen teeth, you may be the perfect candidate for dental veneers. As one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedures, there are, unfortunately cases of bad veneers.

Biggest Signs Of Bad Veneers

Veneers are usually made of porcelain, ceramic, or composite and can last for 10-20 years. Considering this procedure is a commitment, you want to avoid a fake-looking smile with unnatural-shaped teeth. Many people don’t even know they have bad veneers until they run into issues with speaking or eating.

Before getting veneers, you’ll want to find a dentist with experience and a good portfolio of work. However, if you have already had this treatment, it is also important to know the tell-tale signs of bad veneers. Most issues with veneers can be fixed, so if you suspect you have bad veneers, you should get treatment as soon as possible.

Cracks and Chips

While veneers are made of a strong material, they can still be damaged. If you notice any cracks on the surface or chipping along the edges, visit your dentist right away. Cracks and chips can be caused by biting on something hard or being in an accident. Grinding is a detrimental issue for veneers and can cause cracks. Your dentist should be able to supply you with information on how to avoid chips and cracks.

Discoloration or Staining

Dental veneers should appear like real teeth, both in texture and color. They will likely look unnatural if they are abnormally white, too smooth, or too rough. Healthy veneers should maintain color and translucency over time. If you’ve noticed a change in color or see more staining than normal, even after regular brushing, your veneers might be compromised and need to be made from better material.

Uncomfortable Fit

An uncomfortable fit should never be an issue with dental veneers. Sensitivity or pain around the gum line is a sign of a poor fit. If you are having nagging pain after getting veneers, you need to make an appointment with your dentist. Veneers should feel natural in your mouth; any sensitivity or pain around the veneers is a sign they need to be fixed.

Movement or Displacement

Your dental veneers should firmly be adhered to your teeth. Any movement or wiggling means they were properly placed and can cause issues in the long run. Movement of your veneers or complete displacement can be signs of bonding issues. Dislodged or loosened teeth often happen after biting on hard foods, trauma, or poor bonding.

Veneer Precautions

In order to get the most out of your veneers and have them last you for years to come, there are a few precautions you can take:

  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects 
  • Limit foods and drinks that cause stains, like coffee or red wine
  • Practice good oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups
  • Refrain from excessive force when biting down on hard or crunchy foods

Perfect Your Smile With Dr. Muzny

Veneers are an investment for a dazzling smile. If you want to improve your smile’s appearance and are looking for a more long-term solution, you may be the perfect candidate for dental veneers. You’ll want to find an experienced dentist to perform this treatment to ensure a natural-looking smile and maintain good oral health. Bad veneers can cause serious issues to your oral health and the appearance of your teeth.

Do you think you have bad veneers? Come visit us at the offices of Carrie Muzny D.D.S.. We offer virtual consultations and in-person appointments at our office in The Woodlands. We help clients from Benders Landing, Woodforest, Spring, and North Houston to the Conroe/Montgomery area. Take care of your teeth for the sake of your smile and your health. Contact us today to schedule an online consultation or visit our office.

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