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It’s possible to repair by buffing away the damage and contouring. If not possible, there’s a chance we can use bonding to save the tooth.
If the veneer is intact and in good condition, we might be able to reattach it. But in most cases, it’s better to replace the veneer.
Please note if you require a new porcelain veneer, it can take up to three weeks and three appointments, but temporaries are available during this time. “Immediate” composite veneers, however, only take one hour.
You should treat damaged veneers immediately.
Signs and symptoms you need a new veneer:
Patients should book an emergency appointment if their veneer has fallen off or broken, as the underlying tooth is exposed an can cause sensitivity due to enamel removal.
Three optional routes:
In some scenarios, we can repair the veneer with bonding. But this will depend on the type of veneer you have and the extent of the damage. For example, it’s simple to fix problems with composite veneers, whereas with porcelain, it’s not easy or always possible.
For example, porcelain is, unfortunately, not a repairable dental material. If it cracks or breaks, it often requires total replacement.
However, we won’t know if we can save your current veneer without taking a look. Book an appointment for £75 to see what can be done today and the best next steps we can take to restore your aesthetics.
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As porcelain veneers involved removing a small portion of enamel to place, you should look into getting your veneer replaced as soon as possible. This is because the underlying tooth is more vulnerable and will be much more sensitive than you’ll be used to.
If in rare cases, where the veneer has fallen off, loosened or detached from the tooth without breaking, it might be possible to rebond the tooth, or quickly attach it using dental adhesives. If the veneer is porcelain and sustained a crack, chip or break, there’s a slight possibility we can fix it. If not, a replacement veneer will be required.
It usually takes one appointment to reattach a veneer, or to place a new one. However, the majority of the time is taken up through designing and custom-designing your new veneer, if you’ve opted for porcelain. Temporaries are provided with porcelain veneers during this time. Composite veneers on the other hand are immediate and sculpted in the chair.
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