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Can a dentist put a veneer over a crown?

Can a dentist put a veneer over a crown?

It depends: Depending on the material used to make the initial crown, it can be successful if it is an all ceramic crown and relatively new.I've done it after a patient refused to have me remove their chipped all ceramic crown. They understood there was no guarantee but 8+ years later it still looks great. So, yes, it is possible but the dentist has to understand the limitations. A new crown is best. ...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


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Can a dentist put a veneer over an already capped tooth?

Yes: If the porcelain on the old crown (cap) is chipped assuming there is no recurrent decay, the porcelain can be prepared, an impression is taken, the veneer is fabricated and bonded to the old crown. However, if there is a metal substructure of the old crown it should not be exposed. The best bonding will occur between two porcelain surfaces. ...Read more

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Can a dentist shave down my capped tooth and put a veneer over it?

Can a dentist shave down my capped tooth and put a veneer over it?

It is possible: Depending on the age & condition of the crown it may be possible to put a veneer over the old crown to match the new veneers exactly, but many times it is more prudent to put on a new crown, made by the same lab that is making the new veneers. There are some challenges to matching the color exactly when you are working with a combination of veneers and crowns. ...Read more

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My dentist is suggesting front teeth veneers, as opposed to, crowns to fill in gaps near the gumline. Which of the two is least invasive and why?

My dentist is suggesting front teeth veneers, as opposed to, crowns to fill in gaps near the gumline. Which of the two is least invasive and why?

Veneers: Veneers are less invasive than crown as there is less reduction of tooth structure however there are many other factors that determines if veneer or crown which is the best option depending from case to case so your dentist would be the best to be evaluate ..In your case. ...Read more

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Will dentist replace a broken veneer for free?

Sometimes: if the dentist who did it within a short time, he will consider. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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I asked for whiter veneers and got yellower ones instead! is my dentist at fault and shouldn't he be obliged to correct the mistake?

Ask your dentist: Dentistry is an art, and sometimes it's not always possible to achieve the expected result right away. Depending on your expectations and extent of esthetic needs, it's quite possible the veneers may need redone. Talk to your doc. If you're reasonable and honest, i'm sure your dentist would want to replace them to make you happy. ...Read more

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Dentists! question about veneers, what is lifespan of them?

Varies: The life span varies on your diet, habits like chewing ice and grinding you teeth, but the average life span is 5 years but they could last much longer. ...Read more

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Snap on veneers, whats your opinion on them for simply cosmetic purposes? And do you recommend going to a dentist for them or the DIY impressions?

Dentist: snap on veneers = band-aid but for simple cosmetic reasons I guess I am cool with it. DIY impression = extreme operator error so I would see a general dentist for this ...Read more

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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more