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A 48-year-old member asked:

will veneers make your smile bigger?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Smile bigger?: They can make your teeth larger, if that is what you want. But they will not make your mouth open more than it now does so that you can see more of your teeth.
Dr. Mahesh Patel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Veneers can give you a wider smile and can also enhance your smile by showing more teeth especially if your teeth are worn down.
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Smile by Design: Dental veneers are porcelain additions usually to the outer surface of the teeth to correct discoloration, malpositioned teeth or tooth spacing and chipped or broken teeth where crowning may not be needed. The replaced porcelain can build the tooth out further which will broaden the smile, or if sufficient tooth structure is removed the finished result may be exactly where it was originally. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
They can: Veneer treatment can change the size, shape, color, contour and position of your "teeth" , depending on their unrestored position, a little or a lot. If you are only looking for a color change, then you can keep almost everything else the same with the proper preparation. You can make the smile bigger as well. Be sure to see a prosthodontist or a restorative dentist that does this frequently.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Could?: No Prep veneers are incredibly thin and can very easily revitalize your smile if the problem is that are teeth are slightly mid-shaped or have old, stained fillings. Sort of like new vinyl siding in a house. If you wish to accomplish more of a smile makeover, prepped teeth will allow greater esthetic changes. Your teeth could be larger if needed or the same size. Best to get a consult!

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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.
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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