Why Won't my 6 Front Top Veneers Stay On?

They have popped off 1 by 1! I have had them reglued and then remade and new ones put on. My dentist claims that he is using white, top of the line glue! I can not bite anything, even soft foods. If I would have known I really can not bite anything at all, I definitely wouldn't have done this! Help.....Do I take my last veneer that popped off and see another dentist? I really like my dentist, but this is upsetting, since I never know when it will come off in public! .

Doctor Answers 6

Veneers coming off

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This is very unfortunate - veneers usually have a makeover type of feeling for the patient and it doesn't sound like you're getting a realistic experience with your veneers.  The problem is either the way the veneers are being bonded, the remaining tooth under the veneers, or the way your teeth fit together. It sounds like you have seen your dentist several times.  I have to suggest a second opinion, even if you stay with your dentist, just find out what is going on.  See someone with experience in cosmetic treatment.

Ontario Dentist

Are you a grinder?

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I agree with Dr Neuhaus,  for your description I believe it is an occlusion problem, which causes the veneers to come off that often, it means that the own force in your bite is causing it, probably combined that maybe they are not shaped in a way that the veneer can hold your bite pressure. I also agree that maybe you can have better results with crowns. 

I have a question, are you using a nightguard? are you a grinder? this is important info to find out what is causing them to fall off. Maybe you pressure too much your teeth at night and this is causing the pressure to literally pop them off.

Not every one is a candidate for veneers

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You need to go to a neuromuscular dentist r at minimum a cosmetic dentist. Not all dentists are trained equally. veneers pop off mainly for bite issues or if there is not enough enamel to bond veneers to . Get a second opinion but from a dentist who knows his stuff and does not need the money ..... if he/she bad mouth your previous one go to another

Soheyla Marzvaan, DDS
Orange County Dentist

Porcelain veneer issue

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I agree these sgould not come off like they have. Are these no prep veneers(i.e. Lumineers) or regular porcelain veneers? I would have you go for a second opinion to ensure the teeth were prepared correctly and the bite is correct to give them room. Good luck with treatment.

Marielaina Perrone, DDS
Henderson Dentist

Porcelain Veneers and Longevity

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There can be a number of reasons that your veneers are popping off:

1)  The veneers were not properly etched and silanated ( this is what needs to be done to the inside of the veneers prior to bonding in the mouth)

2)   Improper tooth conditioning (cleaning the tooth, then etching, and placing a bonding agent)

3)   Your bite or the way the teeth and veneers meet together  ( most likely not this as I would not think they would all come off with a bite issue)

4)  Defective cementing glue

5)  Defective or worn out curing light

6)  Gum disease which alllows fluids to seep out of the gums and under the veneers

7)  Overprepped teeth


In overview there are a number of reasons this could be happening.  At this point, it might be prudent to see another dentist with the veneer that last came out. I hope this helps.


Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF

Ronald Konig DDS
Houston Dentist

^ Top Veneers Keep Popping Off

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There might not have been adequate enamel on your teeth to bond veneers to. In that case, you would have done better with full crowns. Another problem might be your occlusion (the way your top and bottom teeth meet eachother). Not all dentists are well-educated in occlusion. You might want to seek a second opinion.

Jay Neuhaus, DDS
New York Dentist

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