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What exactly do veneers do to your teeth?

What exactly do veneers do to your teeth?

Cover them: Veneers are like the press on nails. In the hands of a good dentist they can give you a hollywood smiles. They may have to grind the front part of your teeth for a better more aesthetic results. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Approximately the cost to have veneers on all teeth.

Approximately the cost to have veneers on all teeth.

Varies: Most often depend on where you live and who does them and what laboratory they are using. In the Philadelphia suburbs the cost per tooth ranges from $1200 - 2500. My fee as a specialist is in between, but I am not in the city. Manhattan, LA, etc likely more. So, this fee times the # of teeth will be close. Some charge extra if more than 6, due to the complexity and increased lab fees. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How will veneers help my bad teeth?

How will veneers help my bad teeth?

Veneers: Whether crowns, bridge, or veneers, a solid foundation is necessary so it's important to treat the "bad teeth" and eliminate potential periodontal disease. This will provide optimal situation for success of veneers or other restorations for function or esthetics. A thorough treatment plan and patient to doctor communication is vital for success. ...Read more

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How much would veneers cost to close a gap in teeth?

How much would veneers cost to close a gap in teeth?

$$$-$$$$: It depends on where you are. I don't know there are many dentists out there that charges less than a $1000/procelain veneer, but this can be as high as $2500/veneer, say from a dentist in downtown manhattan, ny. Usually to close a gap in front, you would need two veneers. Doing just one veneer may make one tooth bigger than the other, and can cause an esthetic problem. ...Read more

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Is getting veneers a good solution to discolored teeth?

Is getting veneers a good solution to discolored teeth?

Maybe : Try power bleaching first. If you don't get the result you want, they will still be brighter which will make it easier to get a bright result with veneers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting a full set of teeth veneers?

Can you tell me about getting a full set of teeth veneers?

Veneers: A marvelous treatment modality in specific cases. Remember that to do veneers requires preparation of the tooth surface, a surgical procedure, and then a lifetime of maintenance. Please discuss the advisability of addressing your esthetic concerns with your dentist. Know that orthodontic treatment may be less expensive and less invasive than full mouth restorations. ...Read more

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Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Nope: No. Only natural enamel will respond to the bleaching process. Existing restorations such as fillings, bonded composite, or bonded porcelain veneers will not bleach. They can be changed, but won't bleach. ...Read more

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What may be some of the major disadvantages to front teeth veneers?

What may be some of the major disadvantages to front teeth veneers?

Highly variable!: These are unusual but are possibilities: it may be necessary to alter the facial convexity of the tooth which can contribute to periodontal issues. Over prepared teeth can become sensitive. Inadequate bonding can result in the veneer coming off. Veneers may fracture especially from trauma). End result may not achieve esthetic expectations. Generally veneers are safe, long lasting, and success. ...Read more

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What are the options for false teeth when veneers are not possible?

What are the options for false teeth when veneers are not possible?

Crown/bridge/denture: If the tooth is still savagible, you need a crown. If the tooth is not savagible or you are talking about a missing teeth. Implant supported crown, bridge and partial dentures are your options. First 2 are fixed which means it will stay in your mouth all the time. Partial denture is removable which means it can be put in and taken out. ...Read more

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How much are porcelain veneers when you get them on all of your teeth?

How much are porcelain veneers when you get them on all of your teeth?

Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers can give a patient a beautiful smile. They can modify the shape, length, color and alignment of your natural teeth. The veneer is a thin porcelain shell that fits over the natural tooth. As opposed to a crown which covers the entire tooth, veneers are more conservative and often only cover the outer surface. We usually don't cover the back molars. Cost is $800-1600 each. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after ceiling of teeth before temperary veneers?

Is it normal to have pain after ceiling of teeth before temperary veneers?

Yes: Every time a dentist works on your teeth it is expected that you might have some sensitivity. It is important that it does not increase , but get better with time. ...Read more

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Want to know do they really have to shave your teeth for porcelain veneers?

Depends: Depends on the position of the teeth, the color of the teeth and the changes you are looking for. If you simply want whiter straighter teeth and there is room to build over them without getting a result that is very bulky and "buck" and non-vital looking then Lumineers might work. These are simply bonded over your existing teeth. Most often room is needed to create excellence, requiring reduction. ...Read more

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Are composite veneers good for eroded teeth if i want to get them whitened?

Are composite veneers good for eroded teeth if i want to get them whitened?

Maybe: Eroded teeth are more difficult to bond to and composite will pick up stains over time. While often less expensive than porcelain veneers, they can lose their shine from the same thing that caused your erosion. Make sure you find out what caused the erosion before starting a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a place where i can get instant cosmetic teeth veneers that's not online?

Help! need to know if there's a place where i can get instant cosmetic teeth veneers that's not online?

CEREC; Bonded Resin : No doubt you can find anything online! if you are looking for one day porcelain veneers seek out a dentist with advanced cerec anterior cosmetic training. If you are looking for hand sculpted bonded composite plastic resin veneers look for a dentist who has a fellowship in the american academy of cosmetic dentistry. There are preformed "stock" veneer products that are currently placed by dds. ...Read more

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I have lost a lot of enamel in my teeth so i want to get caps or veneers. How do I choose which to get?

I have lost a lot of enamel in my teeth so i want to get caps or veneers. How do I choose which to get?

See your dentist: for comprehensive examination, digital cosmetic imaging and treatment options. It is a matter of preference for you and your dentist. ...Read more

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What are porcelain veneers? I've heard about them as a way to fix you teeth, but are they things that people replace their actual teeth with? .

Not a replacement: Veneers replace a portion of the teeth in order to change the shape and/or color of the teeth. They are not as encompassing as a crown. The natural tooth still is present behind the veneer. ...Read more

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I just had 3 front teeth with veneers replaced with crowns i didn't notice till i came home that one has a translucent line @ bottom.What should I do?

I just had 3 front teeth with veneers replaced with crowns  i didn't notice till i came home that one has a translucent line @ bottom.What should I do?

See Dentist Again: There's really only one thing you can do: see your dentist again and tell him/her that you're concerned about the translucent line. In most cases, dentists spend a lot of time and effort trying to re-create the fine lines and areas of translucency of natural teeth in their restorations...That's probably what this is. However, it may also be something else. Only your dentist can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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I have had 8 top teeth altered via veneers and crowns. I feel like I have an overbite now. Is it possible that the reconstruction caused it and can it be fixed?

I have had 8 top teeth altered via veneers and crowns. I feel like I have an overbite now.  Is it possible that the reconstruction caused it and can it be fixed?

It should be fixable: The veneers and crowns should not change the way your bite or look, unless that was the reason to have them done in the first place. Have your dentist check your bite and the shape of your crowns/veneers to make sure that they are satisfactory to you. ...Read more

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Malocclusion (Definition)

A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an ...Read more


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