In 2006, my left incisor turned gray. My dentist gave me a root canal, then bleached the inside of my tooth so it matched the rest. A year later, my tooth darkened. In 2010, I decided to get a veneer. It looked great, but a few weeks later, my gum line turned red. Another dentist told me the veneer had been placed badly. I didn't live in NYC anymore, so I dealt with the red gum until I could get home. My NY dentist filed down my veneer but it didn't help. She lasered off the red gum, but it grew back red. She wanted to replace the veneer but I no longer trusted her so went to another dentist. He said the problem was the veneer's placement. He gave me a tool to clean it more deeply and it helped a lot. But last night it popped off in one piece! Is this negligence?I've always been paranoid about my veneer so do not bite into anything hard. I floss religiously. I've read that if a veneer comes off in one piece, it's because there was an error in the bonding process. The other two dentists I saw told me that the veneer had been placed badly, forming a pocket between tooth and veneer so that messy cement was trapped underneath my gum. When the 2nd dentist cleaned out the sloppy cement, my gum looked healthy for a week before it turned red again. The 3rd dentist told me that the veneer's placement was trapping bacteria so I had to clean with a special tool. My New York dentist, naturally, never mentioned anything about the veneer's placement; when she wanted to replace it, she said "Free of charge." I am seeing the 3rd dentist tomorrow to hopefully have the veneer glued back on but am furious with my original dentist. I hate to do something as drastic as suing for malpractice but this veneer has been one problem after another. Thank you for your time!
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