Crown or Veneers Off

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Veneers Broken or Fallen Off

What should I do if the veneer comes off?

If your veneer or a piece of it falls off, remove it from your mouth without damaging it more. The veneer may have come off your tooth intact without breaking. If this is the case, the dentist may be able to reattach the veneer to your tooth with no problems. If the veneer is broken, the only option is to replace it with a new veneer.

lost dental veneer

How can I tell if the veneer is still intact?

Look at the shape of the veneer to evaluate whether it is the whole veneer or broke. Veneers are usually somewhat symmetrical and rounded. Also look at the tooth the veneer came off from, if there is a piece of the veneer attached to your tooth, then it is broken.

Store the veneer

Place your veneer in a protective container, such as a cotton-filled pill box, even if the veneer is broken. Show it to your dentist as it may assist in his evaluation.

Inform your dentist that your porcelain veneer is off

Normally no serious problems develop if your veneer falls off or is broken.

But your tooth’s shape may seem rough and irritating to your lip or tongue after the veneer has broken or fallen off. A heightened sensitivity may be experienced to hot or cold foods and beverages because the veneer is gone and not protecting the tooth.

Broken or Lost Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that covers the tops of a damaged tooth to restore its shape and size, strengthen it, and to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Sometimes, a crown falls out or is broken. Sometimes a crown comes loose because decay has occurred underneath the crown, and the decay destroys part of the tooth and the crown doesn’t have a tight seal on the tooth.

A lost crown is normally not an emergency. However, a lost crown can be very painful because the exposed tooth tissue is sensitive to temperature, pressure or air. Should you have a crown fall out, put it in a safe place and visit your dentist as soon as possible. The exposed tooth is not as strong as the crown, and it could become damaged without the protection of the crown, so get the new crown as soon as possible.

Treatment for lost crown

The dentist most likely will need to prepare the tooth again for a new crown to be fitted. If you still have the crown, you may be able to put it back on the tooth with dental cement from your local pharmacy. However, this is a temporary solution and you should visit your dentist to have the crown and tooth evaluated.

With any traumatic dental injury, it’s a race against time. Contact ATA Dental Center’s emergency dental care office immediately.

ATA Dental Center offers high quality and affordable dental care for children and adults. From preventative, emergency, cosmetic, pediatric, general, family, to medicaid dental services. We are an emergency dentist in Denver, offering emergency care BY APPOINTMENT, and are here to meet all your emergency dental needs. We offer a unique blend of technologies and caring staff to achieve the best dental experience. When you choose ATA Dental Center, you will find a dental clinic that provides an experience that is as enjoyable as possible. Our facility is conveniently located in downtown Denver, and offer comfortable amenities such as:

  • Free garage parking
  • Free WiFi
  • An internet bar
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • T.V. in our treatment rooms

ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203
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ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203


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