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Dental veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry solution used to improve a smile that has been marred by dental stains, discolored tooth enamel, or minor physical defects. They are sometimes installed in conjunction with porcelain dental crowns to fully improve a smile’s appearance.

It’s worth noting that the dental grade porcelain of the veneers will only cover the faces of your front teeth and continue to the biting edge. This substance is not as hard as your natural tooth enamel.

If you frequently enjoy biting into hard and crispy foods, or you have a bad habit of nibbling on pens and pencils, you could exceed the structural integrity of the dental veneers biting surface. This could chip the veneer, or possibly cause a minor dental fracture.

In a case like this, you should contact Dr. Steven Thompson’s dental clinic as soon as possible. After assessing the damage to the dental veneer and the tooth he will present you with the most applicable treatment options.

This might call for replacing the old dental veneer with a new one, or completely restoring the tooth’s enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown.

If you live in the Holley, New York, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental veneer, you should call 585-638-5435 as soon as possible to have it examined by the dental specialists at Thompson Dental Care.