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Cosmetic dentistry often calls for using dental veneers to improve the appearance of unattractive teeth. They are typically constructed from dental grade porcelain or a special composite resin material that mimics the appearance of naturally white tooth enamel. The dental veneers are then carefully cemented onto the faces of each tooth that appears when you smile.

It’s important to keep in mind that the biting edge of a dental veneer is not always as hard as the surrounding tooth enamel. Developing the habit of cutting off pieces of hard foods and placing them in your mouth might help prevent a chipped dental veneer. Sometimes something as simple as using your teeth to bite open a package could also damage one of your dental veneers.

If one of your dental veneers is chipped, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. David Wilhelm. After assessing the extent of the damage and the overall health of the tooth he will help you understand your treatment options.

In a case where the damage is limited to the original dental veneer, our dentist might simply remove it and start the process of providing you with a replacement.

In the future, you might want to review the activity that chipped the veneer and make any appropriate changes in your habits.

If you live in the Newport Beach, California, area and you have recently chipped or fractured a dental veneer, you should call 949-752-1210 to have it examined and treated at the dental offices of Newport Dental Arts OC.