Although dental veneers are cemented into place, they can become loose or break off. With broken veneers, patients should keep hold of the veneer and contact their regular dentist or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately to book an urgent dental appointment.
Fixing of loose or broken veneer at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh
Individuals who feel their veneer has become loose or chipped in their mouth should ensure they do not swallow it. The veneer should be placed in a safe place and taken to a dental appointment as it may be possible for a dental professional to simply reattached it.
If there is no decay, then your existing veneer can normally be cemented back straight away. Re-cementation may not be possible if the veneer or crown is damaged.
Accessing Emergency Dental Care in Edinburgh City
Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is an appointment based private dental service to help all patients get the high-quality care they need to feel better right away. Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can arrange an appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists to assess your oral health.
Prevention of losing a veneer
⇒ While dentists expect treatments such as crowns and veneers to last around ten years, this depends on the types of materials used to create the fixture, as well as the quality of the substance used to manufacture and expertise of a dental professional.
⇒ It is vital for patients to give their veneer or crown time to strengthen and the cement to harden, with many dentists recommending that brushing is avoided for the first 24-hours, or that the teeth are cleaned extremely lightly.
⇒ A dental professional will also recommend that certain foods and drinks are consumed for a certain period of time, including items such as soft chewy sweets and crunchy items. However, there is no definitive list of things patients should or should not eat.
⇒ Individuals who have recently had crowns or veneer may find it extremely beneficial to attend their next check-up sooner than predicted in order to ensure the installation is accurately fitted, no pain or discomfort is experienced and the healing process is progressing well.
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Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is one of the few dental clinics in Edinburgh providing Private Emergency Dental Services 7 days a week.