I just had nine porcelain veneers placed on my top teeth. While they are a little bulkier than I expected they do look better than my old teeth. One thing I am worried about is that I can no longer floss between my teeth anymore. Will this cause any problems or is that not necessary with veneers?
Yes, this is a concern. It is imperative you are able to floss. Without that, you risk getting gum disease. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to you losing your teeth. Then, instead of a smile makeover, you are looking at tooth replacement options.
When you have dental work done, which includes cosmetic work, it is important that you need to be able to floss easily getting into the sulcus of the tooth. Your floss should glide smoothly with no rough spots at all.
As you cannot do that, I would say this is below the standard of care and it needs to be re-done. One thing to check is that the dentist removed all the bonding cement after the procedure. That will be a simpler fix. If that is not the problem, then the case will have to be re-done. You don’t want to risk your teeth.
This blog is brought to you by Atlanta Dentist Dr. David Pumphrey.