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

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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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 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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I got a root canal when i was younger on my front tooth and dentist wants to do a porcelain veneer on it. Should i get the two front done?

I got a root canal when i was younger on my front tooth and dentist wants to do a porcelain veneer on it. Should i get the two front done?

Whitening & veneers: Doing a single middle tooth by itself is about the toughest thing in cosmetic dentistry. Bleach first, then doing 2 veneers becomes easier and predictable. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with the result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile. ...Read more

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Need veneer on incisor, how does the dentist make sure it matches the shape/ length of my other teeth when they make it.. I'm worried it won't match?

Need veneer on incisor, how does the dentist make sure it matches the shape/ length of my other teeth when they make it.. I'm worried it won't match?

Experience: Your dentist has been extensively trained in such matters. Together with the instructions to the technician, your restoration will be perfect. ...Read more

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Snap on smile veneers that are offered by some dentists (they fit over your teeth and are removable), what's your opinion of them?

Snap on smile veneers that are offered by some dentists (they fit over your teeth and are removable), what's your opinion of them?

Temporary: A temporary, not a permanent, solution. Designed to provide a temporary esthetic correction. Don't try biting into anything chewer than a donut. Your Dentist, or the team of Orthodontist + Restorative Dentist, can provide you with a more esthetic, functional, stable, long lasting solution. ...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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