Common Complications with Veneers & How to Avoid Them

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There is no need to live with an imperfect smile. Chips, gaps, stains, and cracks can disappear with the help of veneers, which are ultra-thin shells of tooth-like material that are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance.

Are Veneers Right For Me?

Veneers are a great option for those who have uneven teeth, gaps, stains, chips, teeth that appear to be too small, or teeth that are slightly crooked. If you are missing teeth or have severely crooked teeth, you should consider dental implants or braces instead.

Veneers Procedure

After your initial consultation with your dentist, they will remove some enamel from the teeth that will receive the veneers. Once your veneers are custom created for you, your dentist will then permanently bond them to your teeth during a separate appointment. You will them have the smile of your dreams, and you can treat your veneers as you would your own teeth!

Risks of Veneers

Because veneers function so similarly to real teeth, they are also susceptible to the same things our own teeth are. Here are common risks with veneers and how to avoid them.


Veneers are permanent, so if there is anything that you don’t like about they way that they look, you must tell your dentist beforehand. Your happiness is of utmost importance!


Veneers can crack, especially if they are exposed to continual changes in temperature. Try to monitor the amount of hot and cold drinks that you consume in tight timeframes to avoid cracking your veneers.


Veneers themselves cannot decay, but if you are not practicing proper oral hygiene, the area around veneers can, causing them to fall out. Just because you have veneers doesn’t mean you should skip on brushing and flossing twice a day.


Grinding your teeth, eating certain hard and crunchy foods or playing a sport without wearing protective gear can lead to chips. It’s always important to wear proper protective gear for your teeth and to be mindful of avoiding foods that are tough on your teeth.

If you take good care of your veneers, you can enjoy a beautiful smile that will last for years to come. Our team at Mission Hills Family Dental is excited to assist you with any questions that you may have about veneers or any of the other services that we offer. Contact us today!

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