Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile. They are very effective with covering up minor flaws in teeth such as discoloration, chipping, cracks, or gaps between teeth.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Though porcelain veneers are very durable, they are not as strong as tooth enamel. In addition, due to their smaller size, they are more susceptible to falling off or breaking than crowns. Therefore, they require care to ensure that they last. Examples of some things that can cause veneers to fall off include:
- Incorrect bite: If your upper and lower teeth do not meet properly this can cause your veneers to fall off.
- Teeth grinding: Those who grind their teeth are more susceptible to their veneers breaking or falling off.
- Biting into non-food items: Chewing on pen caps or other hard objects or using your teeth to tear open packages can cause veneers to break or fall off.
- Small surface area: Veneers on smaller teeth are more likely to fall off than those on larger teeth, since they have a smaller surface area of bonding.
Veneers can also fall off if they do not fit properly or if they were poorly bonded during placement. For this reason, it is important to receive veneers from a cosmetic dentist who is experienced in placing them, such as our expert in dental veneers in Los Angeles.