How to reattach porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers, which are used to hide unsightly teeth, are extremely strong and are designed to last about 10 years or more. However, veneers can break or come off due to weak bonds, bad dental hygiene, or eating certain foods. In this case, your dentist may be able to reattach the veneer or, if it's broken, make a new one. Never try to reattach the veneer yourself because it can ruin the veneer, your tooth, and cause further problems.

Evaluate the tooth that lost the veneer to see if the veneer is broken. Check the tooth for any piece of the veneer that may still be attached.

Place the veneer inside a protective container to keep it intact or prevent it from breaking more. If the veneer is broken, save all the parts of it to show to your dentist.

Contact your dentist's office to notify them about your veneer, and see if there is any potential tooth problem that could develop from not wearing your veneer. Since your tooth's enamel is gone, you may need to see your dentist soon to prevent damage to your tooth and get the veneer repaired.


Take note of what caused the veneer to come out or break. Try to restrain from the activity to prevent the veneer from coming out again.


Expect the tooth to be rough, irritated and sensitive without the veneer. You many need to refrain from very cold or hot foods.

Things You'll Need

  • Protective container
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