Should porcelain veneers fall off?

I have always been embarassed by my smile. Recently my dentist has been studying about porcelain veneers. She offered to do some for me for half price of what they normally are. I was excited about the possibility of getting a pretty smile for the first time in my life.  I spent all of my savings to have this done. I will admit that my smile is prettier. I was just wondering if porcelain veneers should fall off so much? Mine has had at least one veneer fall off a week, for the last three weeks.

Harry P. – South Carolina


I’m glad you are excited about your smile. I’m also glad you were pleased with your results. I’m trying to give your dentist the benefit of the doubt, because there is really NO reason for your porcelain veneers to fall off.

I know your dentist is just learning and it is great you knew that ahead of time. You are lucky that your dentist did a decent job on the veneers themselves. Some people end up with a smile worse than what they had and end up quite depressed.

I’m hoping your dentist has just been using a temporary paste and that is why they keep falling off. If she’s using the actual bonding, then she really needs to go back and learn the bonding procedure.

If you’re comfortable asking her what type of bonding she’s doing, then it is in both your benefits.

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