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Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Porcelain Veneers (Overview)

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. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile.


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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Porcelain Veneers (Overview)

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. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile.


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How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read more

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Lumineers are more costly than other porcelain veneers?

Veneer costs: Lumineers is simply a brand of minimal prep or no prep ceramic veneers. There are many companies that make these. The prices vary based on your area and dentist. Sometimes these can be pricey due to the marketing costs that lumineers puts into their production. You really need to see your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for these style restorations. ...Read more

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Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Durability&size: Often composite fillings are placed in small cavities, but the larger the size, the less durable and then the porcelain would be a much better restoration for larger fillings. ...Read more

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Are crowns better than lumineers?

Are crowns better than lumineers?

It depends...: Crowns are recommended when more of the tooth is affected by decay, erosion, or fillings. Lumineers are porcelain veneers which require less of the tooth structure to be removed. Lumineers are more conservative. So the better alternative depends upon your individual situation, the condition of the teeth in question. A trusted dentist can assist you in which is better for you. ...Read more

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Which is better: porcelain veneers or tooth enamel?

Which is better: porcelain veneers or tooth enamel?

It depends on u: The fact that you are asking the question means to me that there is something that you want to change about your smile. What does your smile tell others about you? Does your smile project what you want it to? By answering these two question you will know if porcelain is better than enamel for you. Veneers are not the only tool in the box. Look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist to help u. ...Read more

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Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more

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Are porcelain veneers or crowns better to get?

Are porcelain veneers or crowns better to get?

It depends.: Porcelain veneers are used more often for aesthetic reasons, which is to improve the appearance, shape, color, size or position of a tooth. A full crown is used primarily in cases of lack of structure and strength in a tooth. They can also be very aesthetic as in the case of front crowns. Every case is different and your dentist can advise you of your options. ...Read more

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Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Initially less but..: Composite bonding is almost always less expensive in the short term. However, over the long run, if it has to be done several times, it may turn out to be more expensive. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable, stain less, and have a more natural appearance. Discuss your options with your own dentist before deciding what is best for you. Think long term. ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some crowns are porcelain bonded to metal/gold. Some crowns are all porcelain or Zirconia. For more information, talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Are alumina dental crowns strong? Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?

Are alumina dental crowns strong? 

Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?

Alumina crown: alumina is a brand name that is usually layered with porcelain for anterior cosmetics. Bruxzir can be layered or monolithic which is usually reserved for posterior teeth where esthetic values can be compromised ...Read more

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Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Maybe: If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again. ...Read more

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Are composite veneers the best choice for whitening teeth with enamel loss?

Depends: Depends on your expectations, and long term goals, be aware that composites do change color and stain over time, they are not as durable as lab made veneers, but with a great cosmetic dentist who layers the resin and tints, and applies opalescence and proper translucencies, they can look just as nice as an exceptional ceramist lab made veneer. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Resin fillings: These are cheaper than the porcelain restorations mainly because no lab fees are involved. Porcelain can look more "lifelike" but resins can have a great esthetic look as well. Placement time for resins are usually shorter as well. ...Read more

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Do teeth with porcelain crowns still need deep tooth cleaning?

Do teeth with porcelain crowns still  need deep tooth cleaning?

Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface. ...Read more

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Veneer (Definition)

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 ...Read more