Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for improving the appearance of unattractive teeth. They are typically created from dental porcelain or a special composite resin that mimics the appearance of naturally white tooth enamel.
It’s important to remember that the biting edge of a dental veneer is not always as hard as natural tooth enamel. Getting in the habit of cutting off pieces of hard food and popping them in your mouth might help prevent a chipped dental veneer.
If you do accidentally chip a dental veneer, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist, Dr. Dwight Price. After assessing the damage to the dental veneer and the health of the tooth he can present you with the most applicable treatment options.
In some of these cases he might be able to replace the dental veneer or restore the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. If the core structure of the tooth was somehow damaged he might also need to perform a root can in advance of the dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you have recently chipped or fractured a dental veneer, you should call 281-493-1550 to have it examined and treated at Price Dental Associates.