I had porcelain veneers done. I like how they look, but shortly after they were placed I started getting a bad taste in my mouth. Are the veneers the problem?
Destiny A. – South Carolina
The taste you’re experiencing concerns me. It could be decay or an infection. The first thing I would check is to make sure you’re carefully brushing and flossing. IF you’ve been diligent with your oral care, the next thing I’d look at is the possibility of microleakage.
Sometimes, the shape of the porcelain veneers is awkward, or the bonding isn’t properly done. That leaves tiny gaps between the tooth and the porcelain veneer. This leads to microleakage, where bacteria flourishes underneath the porcelain and the tooth actually decays where you can’t see it. If this is the case, it needs to be dealt with right away. Otherwise, it could cost you your teeth.
Have your dentist look at the veneers. If none of those things mentioned above are the cause, then I’d see your primary care physician to see if there’s any health issue going on.
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