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A 47-year-old member asked:

once you have veneers can you get them reshaped?

5 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: They can be reshaped after delivery. Minor changes can be made, like rounding an edge. If they are too long sometimes you can slightly shorten them. Lumineers are very nice for post cementation contorting and shaping.
Dr. Paul Epstein
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes: The veneers can be reshaped once they are bonded to the teeth. It may only be minimal but it depends on the thickness of the veneer.
Dr. Colin Smith
Dr. Colin Smith commented
Dentistry 30 years experience
They can be reshaped slightly but if there needs to be very much change especially on the front of the tooth replacing it can be a better long term aesthetic solution.
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: If the adjustments are minor then they can be reshaped. If the adjustment is large then the veneers may have to be redone. Consult with your dentist.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: Not in every dimension but veneers can be reshaped to make them shorter or smoother.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes and no: If the veneers are composite, then reshaping is easier, and more can be done. If there is porcelain or another lab fabricated material, then minor adjustment or replacement is the best option.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
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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