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Doctor insights on: Diy Tooth Veneers

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What should I do to prevent my tooth veneer stains?

What should I do to prevent my tooth veneer stains?

Stains: Veneers stain the same as teeth drain. Brush well and avoid foods or drinks that stain teeth. A guide: if it'll stain your white shirt, it'll stain your teeth. Also, porcelain veneers are much less porous and longer lasting than composite veneers. ...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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How does a composite tooth veneer compare in cost to a porcelin veneer? 2/3rds of the out-of-pocket cost to the patient with no insurance?

How does a composite tooth veneer compare in cost to a porcelin veneer? 2/3rds of the out-of-pocket cost to the patient with no insurance?

Veneers: Short term or long term? Thrilled or satisfied? Porcelain veneers, while having a higher initial cost are superior to composite veneers in durability and aesthetics and over time probably less costly. Composite veneers wear down, can change color and will need replacement over time. ...Read more

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Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?

Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?

Wrong way around: Gum recession needs attention first. See periodontist to halt recession. Then work w your dentist or a prosthodontist to reshape and re contour teeth. Know that "permanent" restorations have a finite life span and need periodic maintenance. ...Read more

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Can veneers fix a single crooked tooth?

Can veneers fix a single crooked tooth?

Of course: It would be possible to correct a single crooked tooth with veneer but it would take more than one to make it look perfect. ...Read more

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How do you whiten a porcelain veneer on your tooth?

How do you whiten a porcelain veneer on your tooth?

You Can't: A porcelain veneer is color stable, and unfortunately immune to conventional teeth whitening products. If there are coffee or tea stains, they can be polished, but only a new veneer, with a brighter porcelain base, will make it whiter. ...Read more

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Is a crown or a veneer better for a half broken tooth?

Is a crown or a veneer better for a half broken tooth?

The rule of thumb: Of course porcelain veneers are very durable and can act as a splint for teeth with minor chipping and cracking. However, they cannot be applied when less than 50% of a tooth's natural structure remains. Veneers are not designed to fully restore damaged teeth, crowns are. ...Read more

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Wouldn't getting veneers not be good because it reduces your tooth structure?

Just a bit: The preparation of the tooth for a veneer is minimal, leaving plenty of enamel. But let's face it, it is a cosmetic procedure, and there is a small risk and downside to taking away some enamel. Patients who agree to veneer feel it is worth it considering the great looking smile they end up with. The teeth should be no weaker with a well fitting, properly cemented restoration. ...Read more

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What are the most common negative disadvantages of tooth lumineers and veneers?

Disadvantages are: 1. Lumineers: limited esthetic correction, look bigger and possibly bulky, very few dentists offer Lumineers. 2. Veneers:
not reversible treatment, expensive and technique sensitive. The best way to find out the type of veneers that are right for you, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I want a full set of veneers on every tooth. What is the varied price on that?

I want a full set of veneers on every tooth. What is the varied price on that?

$800 - $2,000: On average, veneers can cost anywhere between $800 and $2,000 per tooth, depending on geographical location, individual cases and needs. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with the result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about dental veneers and their suitability for people with snaggle tooth?

I'm wondering about dental veneers and their suitability for people with snaggle tooth?

Changing the shape: Veneers can be used to reshape a tooth to make it look more esthetic so the snaggle tooth can be corrected to look better ...Read more

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Lumineers are ultra thin veneers then how they provide strength to broken front tooth? I think they should chip with a simple bite.

Not true: You mentioned a chipped front tooth, may I assume that you are just talking about 1 tooth? The challenge is not so much durability, but the color match. If it is a small chip a composite restoration may work well. Lumineers are an excellent product, but your dentist may recommend treating more than 1 tooth. The lumineer is bonded to your enamel which is a strong bond. The porcelain is durable. ...Read more

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A piece of porcelain veneer chipped off on a back tooth. Can it ever be built up without having to remake entire tooth? It's not one you can see.

A piece of porcelain veneer chipped off on a back tooth. Can it ever be built up without having to remake entire tooth? It's not one you can see.

Broken Porcelain: A piece of broken porcelain on a crown may indicate an underlying problem... metal can flex if it is unsupported, and that can cause the porcelain to fracture. No use covering up a problem with a bonded filling. Let your dentist determine the proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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How long do zirconia veneers often last? I have heard that these are very stronger? What are their prices? Are they require less tooth preparation?

How long do zirconia veneers often last? I have heard that these are very stronger? What are their prices? Are they require less tooth preparation?

It varies: Zirconia is a strong white metal, but it does require more of your tooth to be removed than a traditional porcelain veneer. The longevity of a veneer depends on the way you use them and take care of them as well as an experienced dentist ensuring that your bite is appropriately taken care of. You can expect veneers to be between $1500-$2500 per tooth. ...Read more

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Can you get a veneer placed over just 1 tooth? My front bottom tooth is slightly chipped and bonding keeps falling off. Is 1 veneer a good option then

Can you get a veneer placed over just 1 tooth? My front bottom tooth is slightly chipped and bonding keeps falling off. Is 1 veneer a good option then

Possibly : Each situation must be evaluated individually. It's very important to figure out if it keeps breaking due to material failure of the bonding or due to other factors such as night grinding or Clenching. A simple habit like fingernail biting can also break bonding and veneers. Teeth are not tools. They are not to open bags of chips, nailclippers, icecruchers, thread cutters, etc. Good luck ...Read more

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How much ON AVERAGE do no prep veneers cost per tooth?

How much ON AVERAGE do no prep veneers cost per tooth?

Speak with your DDS: Speak with your dentist. Dependent upon need, insurance companies may cover on occasion and the price maybe dependent on the insurance company. Check with your dentist for all. ...Read more

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Which type of veneers requires no or very minor tooth preparation?

Which type of veneers requires no or very minor tooth preparation?

Whatever it takes...: In the past the thought was to do minimal preparation as if you wanted to return to what your teeth looked like before. A reversible procedure? The reality is a change for the better is what you want, so go forward, make the change, allow whatever preparation is necessary to end up with natural looking teeth, the right size & aesthetically pleasing that do not irritate the gum neighbors. Do it. ...Read more

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When veneers are placed on front 75% tooth, can it cover the remaining 25% of back side or it will just cover 25% front side?

When veneers are placed on front 75% tooth, can it cover the remaining 25% of back side or it will just cover 25% front side?

Get informed: The very thin veneers you are speaking of will cover 100% of the front side and none of the back. A lets say "normal" veneer prep these days is a prep that covers 100% of your front and 75 % of the back and in between your teeth. The wrap around effect makes them stronger and look better but takes more of your tooth. The thin veneers you're speaking of require little to no prep. Get informed (dds). ...Read more

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Was wondering if composite veneers are less evasive on the tooth and cheaper than porcelain ones, why are the latter more expensive?

Was wondering if composite veneers are less evasive on the tooth and cheaper than porcelain ones, why are the latter more expensive?

Invasive?: 1) they may be a bit less invasive, but it really depends on exactly how much tooth structure is removed. In general, they are less invasive.
2) cost is determined on the time and expertise necessary to get it done correctly. Composite veneers have no lab fee and can be done quickly in one visit. Porcelain veneers need impressions, lab fees, and multiple visits. That's reflected in the fee,. ...Read more

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When is a crown indicated over a veneer? Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

When is a crown indicated over a veneer? 

Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

Crown vs veneer: A fundamental difference between veneers and crowns is how much of the tooth they cover over. Typically, the indication of whether a patient should have veneers or crowns is based on what the patient and dentist is looking to achieve. ...Read more

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