5 Ways to Tell Your Veneers Need to Be Replaced

smiling woman getting fitted for veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great solution for improving the appearance of cosmetically imperfect teeth. With proper care, they can last for years and years – but there may come a time when one or more of your veneers need to be replaced sooner than you expected. There are at least 5 signs that will help you know when you should consider replacing veneers in Bonita Springs. Keep reading to learn what they are! 

1. The Veneers Are Visibly Chipped or Worn Down

Veneers are made of porcelain, which is a very durable substance – but it is not invincible to wear and tear. If you routinely bite down on hard, crunchy foods or if you use your teeth as tools for opening packages and the like, your veneers may chip, crack, or show other signs of wear. The only way to repair this type of damage is to replace the veneer entirely. 

2. A Veneer Is Starting to Separate From the Tooth

If the tooth underneath the veneers is damaged or decayed, the veneer will start to come loose. Your dentist will recommend removing the veneer, treating the tooth, and placing the same or another veneer back on top once the tooth is healthy again. 

3. The Veneers Are the Wrong Size

Veneers should be customized to match the size, shape, and shade of your unique smile. If you never got the right size veneers to start with, you will need to start over by replacing the veneers with those that fit correctly. 

4. One or More Veneers Have Fallen Off

To ensure a proper fit, your cosmetic dentist should file away a thin layer of your tooth enamel before securing each veneer with a strong bonding agent. If any of the veneers is improperly applied, they will likely fall off. This is a sure sign that you need to have the veneer(s) replaced.

5. There’s a Gap Between the Veneers and Your Gum Line

Just because your teeth look flawless after you get porcelain veneers doesn’t mean you can start slacking on your oral hygiene. If you develop gum disease, you may start to notice a gap between the veneers and the gum line. In addition to looking into replacing the veneers to get some that fit properly again, you should discuss gum disease treatment with your dentist to avoid experiencing the same problem again in a few years. 

If any of these 5 points sound familiar to you, replacing one or more veneers may help you regain your beautiful smile. Get started by placing a call to your cosmetic dentist today! 

Meet the Practice

With seven skilled dentists on staff, the team at Pelican Landing Dental provide excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry. They have decades of combined experience and work together to offer comprehensive dental care, including transforming smiles with porcelain veneers and other cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in learning more about veneer replacement in Bonita Springs, reach out to the office via their website or by phone at (239) 948-2111.