When discoloration, thin enamel, and cracks or chips threaten a tooth’s functionality and appearance, installing a veneer over the tooth provides a long-lasting and durable solution, shielding the tooth from further damage. As strong as veneers are, however, they are not impenetrable armor, and teeth with veneers require the same level of care that regular teeth do. In the video below, Buffalo dentist Mark Teach explains that you can still get a cavity with porcelain veneers, and provides recommendations to prevent cavities from forming on teeth with veneers.
Can You Still Get A Cavity with Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are usually placed on the teeth in order to hide discoloration, and they can form protective shells around the teeth, fending off bacteria and plaque. The teeth can still decay, however, because there is a fine edge between the veneer and the tooth. Without proper home care and dedication to thorough cleanings of the teeth, bacteria can slip under the veneers, and the teeth can decay just as those without veneers do.
If you have questions about whether you can get a cavity with porcelain veneers, contact our office to schedule an appointment with an experienced Buffalo Dentist.
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