What to do if You Chip or Lose a Porcelain Veneer

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

If you chip or lose one of your porcelain veneers, Glendale cosmetic dentist, Dr. Donald Wilcox, will need to replace it with a new veneer. It is important that you notify Dr. Wilcox as soon as you chip or lose a veneer to enable him to more quickly replace it and restore strength and appearance to your smile. Problems with Chipped or Lost Veneers A chipped or lost porcelain veneer is not a dental emergency, but it can have an impact on the appearance and sensitivity of your smile. The tooth missing the veneer will no longer have the same appearance and, depending on the type of veneer you have had placed, may be rough or irritating to your tongue. You may also experience a heightened sensitivity to temperature fluctuations from foods and beverages. Fortunately, replacing a missing veneer does not take long. Because the shape, size, and color of your veneer has already been matched to your adjacent teeth, Dr. Wilcox will simply need to have a new one made. Since there is no additional preparation that will need to be done, you will simply return to our office for placement once your new porcelain veneer has been created. If you live in or around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, or Glendale, Arizona and have chipped or lost a porcelain veneer, please contact Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilcox today.