What to Do When a Veneer Cracks?


Posted on 6/20/2017 by Thomas Mahar
A woman happy with her newly repaired veneers.
Do you have veneers on any of your teeth? If so, then you may have also noticed some of them begin to crack. Cracking veneers are relatively common as it is just a thin sheet of porcelain that is placed over your tooth.

However, not all cracks need to have anything done to them. Only cracks that have exposed a significant portion of the tooth below, or that have lifted up the veneer, need to be dealt with.

Having a Dentist Check Your Veneer

If you notice that your veneer has cracked, you should go in and get your veneer checked by your dentist. They can determine if the veneer is still sound enough to stay put, or if it needs to be replaced. If it is sound enough to stay put, then it is up to you if you want to pay to have it replaced or not.

Veneers, especially when properly cared for, can last 10-15 years, sometimes more. If you are not near the end of that lifetime, you could have many years of life left in your veneers. That may make it worthwhile to leave the veneer in place.

If your veneer is cracked but not lifting up, then it is a cosmetic decision as to whether you want to keep the old one or have a new one put on. Contact our office we can help you to decide what to do.

From there, you can decide what is best for you and get the treatment that you want, either now or down the line if you opt to leave it in place. Just make sure you are caring for your teeth carefully and properly to get the most longevity out of your veneers.

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