Broken Teeth: Three Essential Tips for Using Dental Veneers for Repair

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Dental breakage and chipping can occur due unexpected impact or high pressure. For instance, your front teeth will be damaged if a projectile lands around the mouth or if you collide with a hard object. In addition, chipping could occur due to poor habits like biting on hard candy or chewing ice and other hard objects. When this type of incident occurs, you will not only need to think about functional repair — you will also have to plan for cosmetic repair. Dental veneers can help you stabilise your teeth and restore your smile. Here are some simple points to keep in mind if you decide to use veneers.

Choose a Suitable Shade

It is important to have dental veneers which match the colour of your natural teeth. This consideration is particularly critical if you are only planning to apply the veneer on the broken tooth. Therefore, you should not insist on having a light-coloured veneer if your original teeth are a little darker. This will cause the veneer to stand out and look unnatural. You must also remember that teeth are off-white, not white. If you are concerned about your general dental discolouration, you can discuss complete cosmetic transformation through the use of the veneers.

Consider Temporary Veneers

You should inquire about the possibility of getting a temporary veneer before the installation of the porcelain product. A temporary veneer is essentially a mould which will mimic the appearance of the teeth after repair. If you use the mould for a while, you can determine if it is comfortable for you. For instance, if you are uncertain about the veneer colour shade recommended by your dentist, you can make an assessment without committing completely. If you are satisfied, you can proceed with the placement of the porcelain veneers. If the temporary mould is not pleasing, you can have the unsuitable aspects changed.

Provide Accurate Information

It is important to provide reliable and accurate information on your teeth and gums during the veneer placement procedure. In simple terms, broken teeth can cause a lot of discomfort, and there might even be underlying trauma to the surrounding oral features. If you do not communicate with your dentist, you might end up experiencing a lot of discomfort, even after the procedure is completed. You should avoid future complications by communicating about your concerns, symptoms and related health problems.

Finally, when the veneer placement procedure is completed and the broken tooth repaired, you must follow the dentist's instructions until complete healing occurs. 


31 May 2019

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