There has been much research in the field of aesthetic dentistry over the last 20 years that has looked into why any treatment should fail and why there may have been problems associated with the dentistry.
These issues have now been addressed and solutions have been sought. As with anything the research will always be progressive and ongoing as newer and newer techniques and products are introduced. We continue to implement new techniques at our Hertfordshire clinic.
One of the main concerns has been whether veneers come off leaving an unsightly tooth beneath and a discrepant smile. This problem has been explored in much detail and we have now addressed all the different facets that may have weakened the veneer in the first place.
There have now been numerous advancements with innovative technology and improved techniques that now mean that the bonding agents used to cement veneers to teeth are extremely strong. This means that it is unlikely that a veneer should come off or fall off after the final fitting of the teeth.
Abnormalities of bite
The dynamics of the chewing and speaking patterns are important when considering the forces applied to teeth.
We have looked into why a veneer would come off and one of the reasons has been that there may have been imbalances in the bite. The top teeth and the bottom teeth should work harmoniously together creating a stable bite. If there are any discrepancies then they can cause unnecessary forces to be applied to different teeth.
This is also true of speech patterns as teeth are used when talking.
If any pre-existing abnormalities are happening such as grinding or clenching of teeth, then this needs to be looked at and managed as part of the overall treatment plan.
Veneers are nowadays constructed of immensely strong porcelains. This means that they are unlikely to fracture and come off when using the teeth subsequent to treatment.
Correct fitting techniques
It is important for the dentist to use the correct techniques when fitting veneers to teeth. Premium quality materials should be used without taking any shortcuts in the cementation process. During the fitting, the bonding agents and the veneer material should be highly compatible with one another to allow for high bonding strengths.
Accurate Cementation techniques carried out in the hands of a highly skilled dentist will produce long-lasting results. The adhesion process is very important and we always follow strict protocols to ensure the best possible outcome.