The history of dental veneers
If you have experienced failed porcelain veneers, there can be a number of reasons why they failed. Chances also are pretty good that it was simply time to have them replaced. Rest assured that the dental bonding and porcelain veneers continue to improve as time goes by. Before there were dental veneers if a tooth became damaged, you had to live with it. Dental veneers were invented in 1930 by a California dentist as a means to improve the smiles of Hollywood stars. The original dental veneers were made of porcelain, but they were only made to get through a film production or special events. The main problem was the lack of a proper bonding agent. In 1982, it all came together and dentists found the way to properly bond composites and porcelain veneers. Since that time dental veneers are a major solution for improving smiles.
Reasons veneers can fail
For a number of reasons, dental veneers may not have been bonded properly. Over the years dentists have developed very specific guidelines which will cause dental veneers to form the best possible bond to teeth. Another factor can be the quality of the construction or the formation of the veneer. If they are not polished properly, it is possible for them to discolor.
In order for the dental veneer to bond properly, it is necessary to remove some of the tooth structure. If too little is removed, the veneers can look puffy, or oversized. If too much is removed, then the structural integrity of the veneer can be compromised and the veneers will be prone to cracking. These failures are not always due to incompetence, it can be simply that as time has passed, we have learned a lot about dental veneers and how they last as well as what works and what does not. This is why it is important to select a cosmetic dentist with valuable experience and artistic ability; one who understands the best solution for your failed or expired dental veneers. A good cosmetic dentist will not focus so much on what went wrong, he or she will simply be committed to helping you alleviate any pain and discomfort, and restore your beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneer re-makes in South Charlotte
Whatever your reasons for failed dentistry, if you live in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, you are fortunate enough to have access to exceptional cosmetic dentistry. The dentists at The Ballantyne Center for Dentistry take all the necessary steps to ensure that dental veneers are properly constructed. Using the only technology of its kind in the Carolinas, they use a computer to simulate the look of your smile even before the veneers are constructed. This allows you to preview and choose the way your dental veneers will look. The Ballantyne Center for Dentistry uses CEREC® which is the computer-generated system that crafts veneers right in their office, eliminating the possibility of human error. Call them today to schedule a consultation for your failed porcelain veneers.