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Dental veneers are a somewhat common cosmetic dentistry application intended to clad the face of each tooth that appears in your smile with dental grade porcelain. This will provide you with a gleaming white smile that helps resist further dental stains.

It’s important to be mindful that the dental veneers will only cover the faces of your front teeth and the biting edge. The special dental grade porcelain material is not as hard as your natural tooth enamel.

If you regularly bite into hard or tough foods you could exceed the structural integrity on the biting edge of a dental veneer. This could potentially chip the porcelain, and expose the dental structure beneath.

Should this happen, you need to contact Dr. Mark Rowe as soon as possible to have it examined and addressed. After assessing the damage to the dental veneer and the tooth Dr. Rowe will present you with the most applicable treatment options. This might call for replacing the old dental veneer with a new one, or completely restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

If you live in the Duluth, Georgia, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental veneer, you should call 770-622-5909 to have it examined and repaired at the dental offices of Meadowbrook Family Dentistry.