Are you considering getting porcelain veneers to improve your smile? One of the main questions people have is whether it's normal for them to fall out. The answer is that, in most cases, veneers last longer than 10 years. However, there are certain factors that can cause them to come loose and fall off. The age of the veneers is one factor.
As time passes, the adhesive bond weakens and the veneers can start to come loose. Damage is another factor. If you clench or grind your teeth, or eat hard candy or sticky candies, this can cause the veneers to become loose and fall out. In rare cases, veneers will fall off on their own.
Biting on pens, pencils and other hard objects, as well as using your front teeth to open packages can cause them to come off. If a veneer falls out, it can be easily cleaned and re-attached to the front teeth. Before getting porcelain veneers, it's important to have a specialist dentist review the state of your oral health, hygiene and the condition of your base. This is because their purpose is to create a stable and healthy oral base and improve patients' smiles.
If your dentist prepared your teeth for porcelain veneers more aggressively than they would for dental crowns, this could be a violation of the standard of care. Chipped, cracked or chipped porcelain veneers can sometimes be repaired with a composite resin, but this material isn't as realistic or durable as dental porcelain and is likely to cause problems in the future.