Porcelain veneers ruined by my dental cleaning?

I had my porcelain veneers done by a cosmetic dentist. However, when it was time for a cleaning, I went to  my normal family dentist. They cleaned the veneers with some kind of salt water spray to get all the build up off. I think it did something to my veneers because ever since then they’ve been picking up stains.  Could the cleaning have messed them up?

Sandra W. – Maumelle, AR


It sounds to me like your hygienist used a prophy jet to clean your veneers. They would certainly damage your porcelain veneers. The prophy jet took the glaze right off your veneers. They’ll continue to pick up stains.

As your dentist caused this, I think they should be the ones to pay for the repair.  To get them to do that, you’ll likely need to get a second opinion to “prove” it was their fault. Don’t use any cosmetic dentist, because repairing this without completely redoing the veneers is a very advanced procedure. Not many cosmetic dentists can do it.

I’ll suggest you go to one of the dentists listed on the mynewsmile.com site for your state.  You may not find one in Maumelle, but I know there is at least one in Little Rock listed.  That will give you a better chance of getting this done right.

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