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Can Stained Veneers Be Repaired Without Getting New Veneers?


Posted on 11/25/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Can Stained Veneers Be Repaired Without Getting New Veneers?Stained veneers can be repaired without getting new veneers, but the course of action depends upon the degree of staining.

The choice of veneer, composite or porcelain, and the dentist's skill in placing the veneers are factors that determine the chances of these getting stained later on.

Can Stained Veneers be Repaired?

Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining; however, the edges are made of bonding resin which can stain over time. Your dentist can polish the edges to restore whiteness. Staining at the gumline is usually a result of microleakage, which occurs when there is a tiny gap between the veneer and the tooth, and bacteria begin to accumulate there. Such staining signals possible tooth decay and requires immediate attention.

Microleakage can be repaired without veneer replacement if detected early. This is usually accomplished using a micro etcher sand blaster to remove some part of the veneer, clean the teeth underneath and refinish the veneer using composite bonds.

With direct bonding resin veneers, too, the stains may be removed via resurfacing of the veneer provided the stains are small. If the stains have spread, resurfacing the entire veneer is as good as replacing it with a new one.

How to Avoid Veneer Stains?

Veneer stains can be avoided by following a proper dental hygiene routine. You may want to avoid tea, red wine, coffee, tobacco, and foods that contain artificial coloring. Follow a schedule of routine dental cleaning at your dentist's office. With the right care, veneers can last long.

Ideally, veneer stains should not be a cause for veneer replacement. Veneers are normally replaced when they wear out or the tooth underneath begins to decay. If you have questions about veneer stains, veneer care, or veneer replacements, then get in touch with us. We would love to share our expertise with you.
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