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How does one get porcelain veneers?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry 22 years experience
Go to a dentist: Most dentists do porcelain veneers. They will evaluate your teeth to see if veneers are recommend. They will then decided which teeth need them and what they need to do. Most of the time this requires shaving of the teeth but not always. Then they will take a mold and send it to a lab to have the veneers made. When they come back, they will bond them to your teeth.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
At dentist: The only way is to have them done professionally by a dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist: Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the outside surface of your teeth. Your dentist will discuss your treatment options based on your spicific mouth and advise you if veneers are right for you.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
See your dentist: Your dentist can offer you ideas on how many veneers may be needed. If your dentist does not perform veneers perhaps a referral can be obtained.
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ask your dentist: Just ask your dentist about veneers and whether they are a good option for you.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dentist : You need to go to a dentist for exam and advise the dentist your interest in having porcelain veneers. You want to specifically advise the dentist what your cosmetic objectives are as there are different techniques, other the porcelain veneers, to enhance your smile.
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 36 years experience
Cosmetic Dentist: Porcelain veneers are precision made pieces of thin porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of one or more teeth. A small amount of contouring on the front of the teeth is usually necessary to allow the veneers to be placed. An impression is taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are made. After wearing temporary veneers for a time, the new ones are bonded in place.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Veneers: See a dentist that has had specialized training in designing and fabricating veneers. There are many subtleties that are essential to providing natural looking, healthy and strong veneers.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Dental veneers: After evaluating health history, current dental health, and the condition of a patient's enamel, a dentist can make an informed decision regarding a placement of porcelain veneers.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See dentist: You need to discuss with your dentist that you would like veneers and have him help determine if your teeth can support veneers. This is an important discussion to have with your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dentist: One goes to their Dentist to determine if the best treatment for you would be veneers, bleaching, straightening, crowns, bonding, or a combination of the above. A Dentist has to see you to determine if your problem is best treated Orthodontically (non-surgically) or restoratively (surgically).
Dr. Theodore Siegel
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Porcelain Veneers: You get porcelain veneers by contacting your dentist and scheduling an assessment. The veneers are thin shells of tooth colored porcelain. For patients who have tooth discoloration, small gaps, broken, chipped, or otherwise misshapen teeth, this procedure is for you! When getting the veneers, about ½ mm of the enamel from the front of your teeth may be removed, then the veneers will be affixed.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How much does it cost, on average, to get porcelain veneers?

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
According to the ADA: According to a survey conducted in 2011 by the american dental association, the national average fee charged by general practitioners in the United States for laboratory fabricated porcelain laminate veneers was $1000.25 per tooth.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2017


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