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FAQ:  Porcelain Veneers

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    Veneers falling off 5 times: About a year ago I had two veneers placed on my front teeth to close a space. They have come off 5 times during this year.

    Part of my job is public speaking. I have had to cancel 3 public speaking events this year due to this problem.

    I am sorry I ever had the veneers done.

    I am afraid to eat, smile or schedule future public speaking events. The dentist feels bad and has even redone them once. I have been going to this dentist for about 10 years and now I have lost all faith and confidence in him.

    What can I do? How long are veneers suppose to last and what would cause them to come off? ...Visitor from MD

    I am so sorry that what should have improved your confidence to smile and engage in public speaking has turned out to be a bad experience for you.

    Dental veneers when designed to function in your mouth properly should last about 10 or more years with good oral health care. I would suggest a second opinion with a cosmetic dentist.

    Do not be afraid to ask how many veneer cases the dentist has done in the past year. Also ask to see before and after pictures of patients he/she has treated this year.

    Your dentist may have had very good intensions to help you close the space between your front teeth, but perhaps he lacks the experience and current training in the art of porcelain veneers. The way dentist were trained to prep teeth for dental veneers 10 years ago is very different than what is taught and practiced today. One of the reasons is because the materials used to make and bond dental veneers had changed.

    I am certain that an experienced and trained cosmetic dentist will be able to help you. It will probably require removing the veneers, modifying the previously prepped teeth and fabricating new veneers.

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