Dental veneers are an effective way to mask minor dental imperfections. They’re attractive, durable and reliable. However, that’s not to say they’re infallible. Quality dental veneers in West Salem, WI can last for decades, but they don’t last forever. If your dental veneer unexpectedly falls off, here’s what you should do next.
As mentioned even the best dental veneers don’t last forever. If your dental veneer comes off, it just means that you need to visit your dentist to reattach it or get a new veneer. It’s important to get it replaced, but it’s not catastrophic. In a very short time, you’ll have your beautiful smile back again.
Retain the Veneer
If at all possible, find the dental veneer and keep it, so you can give it to your dentist. A good way to locate a veneer that’s fallen on the floor is to lay down and shine a flashlight parallel to the floor. The veneer will likely be easily found this way.
Place it inside a small container where it won’t bounce around too much, such as an empty contact lens case, a matchbox or something similar. Avoid wrapping it in tissue, as filaments may adhere to its surface, making it harder to reuse.
Don’t Try to Reattach it Yourself
Attempts at reattaching it yourself will likely only make matters worse. First, the adhesive is compromised, so you may “stick” it on, only to lose it again and not be able to find it the second time. Second, using OTC dental adhesives to reattach it will only complicate the process of replacing the veneer.
Once you’ve located the veneer and have it properly contained, contact your dentist in West Salem, WI to get the situation resolved. Contact us today to book your next appointment, or for help with your dental veneers.