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what is the definition or description of: veneer?

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Dr. George Markle
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
A partial tooth coat: What are veneers? Veneering a tooth means to cover its facial or front surface. It is actually very similar to placing acrylic fingernails on top of natural nails except they are permanently in place. Veneers are used to enhance shapes and colors of teeth as well as to close spaces between teeth and to cover up significant stains such as those caused by tetracycline.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dental Veneer: In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/dental+veneer.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Veneers: Veneers are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. There are two types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Thin shell: Veneers are thin shells, usually made from porcelain, that cover the front, tip and sides of teeth. Sometimes no preparation of tooth structure is needed before placement, but often minor shaping and contouring is needed in advance of bonding the veneers in place. Veneers allow changing the color, shape, length and overall appearance of teeth in as few as two visits.
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Esthetic wonders: Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Consult your dentist: I recommend that you consult your dentist about the expectations of you specific procedure. Wishing you the best.
Dr. Frank Berman
Dentistry 39 years experience
there are deep preparation, minimal preparation and no preparation veneers. it involves how much natural tooth structure is removed. i prefer the minimal to no preparation veneer if veneers are a viable option
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can I expect from a procedure for veneers?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Nice smile: Better looking teeth.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of veneers?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Multiple: Main ones are porcelain or composite veneers.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No special care: Permanent dental veneers generally do not require any special care once placed. A person should continue good oral hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How much would veneers cost to close a gap in front?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Variable cost: Depends on your provider. I have seen veneers range from about $500-$900 each and if you just want the gap closed you hopefully only need two. Call your dentist and find out.

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