Can Porcelain Veneers Break Easily?

Written by Dr. Reuben
Published: 22-01-2022

What I’m going to share with you right now could potentially save you thousands of dollars.

Now, whether you have porcelain veneers or whether you’ve got natural teeth, this applies to you because it may potentially keep you from breaking your teeth.

We just had this young girl who came in about a month ago and we did this beautiful set of porcelain veneers. It was amazing. She fell in love with it. She actually ended up crying when she saw the final result! I’ve put in hours of work behind her smile and, look, I was really proud of the work. Fast forward a week later. She came in with a little chip on one of the veneers and that broke our hearts. She was heartbroken because she only had it for a week and I was heartbroken because this is something that we worked on for hours.


What did she do to chip her tooth? Well, she actually bit into an apricot and she bit too far into the seed! Because she bit too far and too hard, it ended up actually chipping her front veneer.

You may be surprised to know that this has happened to a lot of my patients, who’ve got their own natural teeth and they have come in where they’ve bitten into a crab shell or into a date where they’ve got a little seed inside and as a result they have chipped a little part of their tooth.

What I’m trying to say is this. When you’ve got porcelain veers or any cosmetic treatment that’s got to do with the front teeth, you have to treat them with respect! You’ve got to treat them like a natural set of teeth, because a natural set of teeth is susceptible to chipping and can break.

While porcelain veneers are very strong and durable and as strong as your real set of teeth, treat them carefully. Don’t bite into crab shells. Don’t use your teeth to open up bottle caps. When you’re eating fruit, make sure that you don’t bite too far and too hard into the seed. That will help you prevent any damage to your teeth be it whether you’ve got porcelain veneers, dental bonding or your natural set of teeth.

This applies to anyone and everyone. If you know someone who can benefit from this, you might want to share this with them so that they don’t end up having to spend any more money for their dental treatment!