Is it Possible for Veneers to Fall Off?

Veneers are an excellent way to change your smile’s appearance and give you a perfect look. With the right care, this cosmetic dentistry procedure can last 10–15 years, even longer! 

However, if you’ve gotten veneers or are about to get them, you may wonder if they can fall off. 

The short answer is yes, they can, but they shouldn’t. Keep reading to learn more:

How Are Veneers Placed?

Veneer placement involves shaving a small amount of tooth enamel to create a rougher texture for your teeth. Then, the veneer (which is a thin layer of porcelain) is bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive.

Because of the enamel shaving, veneers can better stick to your teeth, allowing them to remain firmly in place. This means you can speak and eat normally without fearing they will fall off at any time.

Common Reasons Why Veneers Fall Off

Veneers can fall off because of:

  • Poor placement: If the dentist didn’t shave enough tooth enamel or use a good adhesive, then the porcelain might not have bonded to the tooth. This can make the veneer fall off soon after you get them;
  • Veneer damage: Veneers are strong, but they can still weaken or be damaged due to trauma, chewing on hard foods or objects, or constantly grinding your teeth. If the veneer weakens, it can fall off.
  • Tooth decay: Your teeth can still develop cavities even if you have veneers on. As the cavity grows and affects tooth pulp, it can also weaken the bonding, causing the veneer to fall off;
  • Old veneers: Sometimes, a veneer falling out is simply a sign you need to upgrade your smile. If your veneers are more than 10 years old, they've most likely fallen out because they’re too old.

What Happens If a Veneer Falls off? 

If one or more veneers fell out, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Liel Allon as soon as possible. Because of the bonding process, you should not go too long without veneers. 

Tooth enamel doesn’t regenerate the way other tissues do, so it’s best to get your veneers replaced as soon as possible.

Dr. Liel Allon will also provide temporary veneers to protect your natural teeth until the permanent ones are ready for bonding. If your veneers are old, she may recommend changing the ones that haven’t fallen as much to ensure you don’t go through this scenario again anytime soon.

Schedule a Veneer Appointment at DentAllon Dentistry

Whether you already have veneers and need an upgrade or want to learn if they’re right for your cosmetic issues, Dr. Liel Allon is happy to help.

You can book a veneers consultation at DentAllon Dentistry online and stop by to restore your smile’s appearance! 

Want to learn more about veneers or our other cosmetic dental services? Call us at (832) 975-0780 today for a short chat.

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