What To Do If You Have a Chipped Veneer

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


When you have chips, cracks, stains, gaps, or other imperfections that you want to improve, veneers can help. Celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman at Cosmetic Dental Studios offers consultations at her Midtown Manhattan office to help patients learn if they are a candidate for veneers. Our cosmetic dentist gives smile makeovers to those looking to both improve how their smile works and how it functions. They can be used to completely transform your teeth. The best candidate for veneers is someone with healthy teeth and gums and proper teeth alignment who doesn’t clench or grind their teeth. The patient must also have enough existing tooth enamel for the veneers to bond successfully.

How do we put veneers on?

During your first visit to our NYC office, Dr. V. removes some of your natural enamel to make adequate room for your custom-made veneers. Next, she takes impressions of your teeth so that your veneers fit your teeth and gums best. Temporary veneers are put on while you wait for your personalized veneers to be created. Once ready, your temporaries are removed, and your custom-made veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. Dr. V. ensures they fit properly and makes any adjustments, if needed.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are not considered permanent, and they do need to be replaced eventually. With proper care, they can last for several decades. Some of our Midtown Manhattan patients at Cosmetic Dental Studios who have an efficient at-home oral hygiene routine may never have to replace them. To clean your veneers, brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss daily. Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash each day to prevent tooth decay. Regular dental exams and cleanings also ensure your oral health remains its best.

What happens if my veneer chips?

If you have chipped a veneer, there are several steps you must take to ensure your oral health remains intact:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your dentist: It’s important to see your dentist soon after you detect a chip or a break to your veneers.

  2. Examine the chip: If part of the veneers has broken off, remove and examine the piece. It may be able to be reattached without the need for a new set of veneers. Wrap it in tissue to bring to our Midtown Manhattan office. Dr. V. may be able to buff the veneers to smooth any sharp edges to remove the appearance of a chip.

  3. Refrain from eating hard or crunchy things: After you experienced a chip, we suggest you eat soft foods before visiting our office for veneer repair.

Learn what to do if your veneer is chipped or broken

If your veneer has chipped or broken, it’s important to quickly schedule an appointment with Dr. Victoria Veytsman at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY. She can examine your teeth to determine if she can repair the damage or if a new set of veneers must be made. To learn more about veneers and other smile makeover procedures or to get help with chipped or broken veneers, call our office today to schedule an online consultation.

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