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New veneer cracked, please help!

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Posted by: aquino  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone!

I had veneers fitted on my two upper front teeth about four months ago. Yesterday, I noticed a small crack underneath the surface of one of the veneers. I wonder how did this happen. I was very careful with them. I choose what I eat, I avoid biting down on anything too hard. I am worried that the tooth will break anytime soon. Does the crack mean the veneer had weakened? Is it advisable to replace the damaged veneer now or is it okay to wait and see how long it will last?
Please advice.

Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: avr123  (9 years ago)
Dear Aquino,

Are you grinding/clenching your teeth? This may also have caused the veneer to crack. Have it checked by your dentist and see what he has to say. I know most dentist are willing to replace their work if the problem is not caused by the patients' negligence.
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Posted by: lovepen  (9 years ago)
Hi,

If the veneer is new and it's fracturing and chipping, it can be that it was not made properly. You can have them replaced. I know most dentists offer one year guaranty on their output/work so it should be free of charge.
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Posted by: aquino  (9 years ago)
Dear Aquino,

Are you grinding/clenching your teeth? This may also have caused the veneer to crack. Have it checked by your dentist and see what he has to say. I know most dentist are willing to replace their work if the problem is not caused by the patients' negligence.


Hello,

I am not sure if I grind my teeth at night. But there are times that I wake up with a pain in my jaw, not so severe though. I am now thinking that I might be indeed grinding my teeth while sleeping. Thanks for your insight.
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