Although it is very rare, dental veneers do have the potential to fall out. When a veneer does fall out, it is usually the result of it not being properly bonded to the tooth. But again, most dental professionals are well-equipped at placing veneers, and when you get treatment done by our Los Angeles veneer expert, you can expect your porcelain veneer to stay in place for 10 to 15 years. You can ensure the longevity of your veneer by following some simple tips that will help you maintain the integrity of your natural teeth and any dental restorations.
Many people have a nervous habit of biting their nails, chewing on a pencil, or chewing on ice. Avoid these habits at all costs. These actions can put unnecessary stress on your teeth and cause them to crack. Your veneers will also be susceptible to cracking, but as long as you only chew on actual food, you should be fine.
Many patients also have a habit of grinding their teeth. This is usually caused by excessive stress, but it could be a symptom of a completely different health problem. If you do grind your teeth, ask your dentist about getting a mouth guard. Wearing a mouthpiece while you sleep will reduce the amount of damage that occurs in your teeth and joints.