Black spot on top of veneer?

I have 2 veneers directly next to the top 2 front teeth. I recently developed a black spot on the top of the veneer at the gum line but it seems to be behind the veneer? I sometimes bleed from the gum but only by the veneers. What could it be and what should I do?

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What is black spot on #veneer? #DrSoftTouch

Most likely there is leakage under the veneer and the black spot you see is due to bacterial growth. Another possible cause, is a cavity under the veneer. I would recommend seeing your dentist to determine the cause of the black spot and have the veneer replaced if necessary. I hope this helps.  Follow me for more questions and answers.

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its due to leakage . and black colour is because of bacterial growth between veneer and tooth surface. only option is replacement of that veneer.

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Black Spot Under Veneer

Most likely, there is leakage under the veneer, bacterial growth and stain. Since I have no idea about your homecare, it is difficult to attribute the inflammation and bleeding in your gums to a specific cause. I would guess, however, that it is bacteria around the margins of the veneers. I recommend that you return to your dentist to seek a solution. I feel certain that the black spot, if it is under the veneer, needs to be corrected by replacing the veneer.

Black spot on veneer

A black spot under your veneer can be two things. The first is that it could be decay under the veneer. The second is called micro-leakage. This is bacteria getting under the veneer  and growing, causing the black color. Neither one is good. I would suggest calling your dentist for an appointment.

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