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I was wondering is it possible to put a dental veneer over a dental implant?

5 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
No: A crown would be placed on the implant. If you have a crown on the implant already, you can have a veneer placed, if there is enough room to do it and achieve optimal bonding to the existing crown surface. Good luck.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Implant crown best: A dental implant strictly speaking is an artificial root, so ideally the replacement should be an implant crown. The veneer is a treatment to basically resurface the facial portion of a natural tooth. Ideally, an implant crown should be retrievable and so if there is an esthetic problem that implant crown it can be easily removed and repaired. So there is no reason to use a veneer.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not possible: Porcelain veneers are custom made and fit over your natural teeth only. Cosmetic crowns, and implants can all be used in combination to create amazing results for a new smile. Take care.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 35 years experience
Different definition: By definition dental veneer is a layer of material placed over the teeth to change the shape or appearance of it. An implant will need full coverage restoration. Although the same material can be used but by definition they are different
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Veneer over crown?: I'll assume that you already have an implant (fixture) restored with an abutment and crown and you're not happy with something about the shape or shade of the crown. Unlike a natural tooth that is ordinarily easily restored with a ceramic veneer, we rarely if ever place a veneer over an existing crown whether it is on an implant or not. The reason is that it is never very esthetic or long lasting.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Provided original answer
Consider getting a new replacement ceramic crown.
May 24, 2015

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