Dental veneers are constructed in state-of-the-art dental labs from either dental grade porcelain or composite resin. These special materials are very good at mimicking the appearance of white tooth enamel.
Once your dentist installs them onto the faces of your teeth, the dental veneer will effectively improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. David Crabtree frequently uses the treatment plan to address teeth with dental stains or other cosmetic imperfections.
In most cases the dental veneer covers the face of a tooth and some of the occlusal biting edge. It’s important to keep in mind that porcelain and composite resin are not as hard as natural tooth enamel.
If you frequently bite into hard foods or your use your front teeth to bite open packaging, the force exerted could potentially chip the biting edge of a dental veneer. Some patients with a damaged dental veneer will experience sensitivity and increasing discomfort. Even if the tooth with the chipped veneer doesn’t cause you a problem, the affected area could start to accumulate bacterial deposits, fostering an area of tooth decay.
In a situation like this it is best to have the affected tooth examined and addressed by Dr. David Crabtree and his staff. After assessing the damage to the dental veneer and the tooth he will present you with a viable treatment plan.
If you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental veneer, you should call 719-599-7453 to have it examined and treated at Crabtree Dental Center.