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Veneer (Overview)

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 from resin composite materials.


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What can veneers treat?

What can veneers treat?

Veneers: Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They can change color, shape and contour of the teeth. Veneers can also close spacers between teeth.
It is always best to have the teeth in the best alignment before placing veneers. Sometimes we recommend braces before veneers. ...Read more

Veneer (Overview)

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 from resin composite materials.


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What are veneers used for?

What are veneers used for?

Enhance your smile: Adding a permanent color change and bringing back youth to warn down teeth are my two main requests. Veneers can also be used in trauma cases when teeth are fractured. We can also, in a limited amount, use them to create "instant orthodontics" by making the teeth to appear to be in better alignment. They almost always enhance a persons confidence in their appearance giving them a compelling smile. ...Read more

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What are the negatives to veneers?

What are the negatives to veneers?

They need extra care: Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of a patient's teeth. Veneers are made of ceramic and are used to cover the surface of a tooth that has been cracked, chipped or damaged. After having veneers installed, it is important that you follow the dietary guidelines as outlined by your dentist. Veneer fracturing can occur if you chew on crunchy or hard foods. ...Read more

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Will it be painful to get veneers?

Will it be painful to get veneers?

Somewhat: You will likely first receive numbing shots which should make the procedure relatively pain free. After this wears off, you will likely have some soreness which can be controlled with medication. ...Read more

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What are veneers how are the used?

What are veneers how are the used?

Cosmetic Dentistry: A thin layer of porcelain which is permanently affixed to the patient's tooth, to whiten, reshape or in some way cosmetically enhance the tooth. Different companies and labs use different types of porcelain. Some porcelains have different properties; more translucent, stronger, more polish to name a few. Se a dentist and view their before and after photos. ...Read more

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When and why do people get veneers?

Pretty teeth: Veneers improve the look of teeth. A veneer can cover an unattractive tooth or teeth, or sometimes people cover alot of their teeth to simply have a better looking smile. Be wary, only do the dentistry that is needed. Have a few opinions before you do veneers, you be able to do other more conservative treatments that will last longer or be more cost effective. ...Read more

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Will veneers make your smile bigger?

Will veneers make your smile bigger?

Smile by Design: Dental veneers are porcelain additions usually to the outer surface of the teeth to correct discoloration, malpositioned teeth or tooth spacing and chipped or broken teeth where crowning may not be needed. The replaced porcelain can build the tooth out further which will broaden the smile, or if sufficient tooth structure is removed the finished result may be exactly where it was originally.
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dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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How much will it cost to get veneers?

How much will it cost to get veneers?

Varies: Varies depending upon how many you need, the type of material used, how your teeth fit together and where you live due to different cost of living. It would be best if you visited a couple if dental offices to get an idea of your investment. ...Read more

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Could I smoke with temporary veneers?

Could I smoke with temporary veneers?

Sure but...: I wouldn't advise it, either for your temporary veneers or the rest of your body. ...Read more

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What are the different types of veneers?

Multiple: Main ones are porcelain or composite veneers. ...Read more

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How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

Cosmetic veneers: The amount of tooth enamel removed for the placement of veneers depends on a number of factors: whether your teeth are straight or crowded, the size, shape and color of your teeth, your bite, whether you have any parafunctional habits (bruxing).
Another determining factor is the desired outcome of treatment.
Some veneers can be placed with minimal reduction, while others require more. ...Read more

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I just had my veneers done they are too big?

I would discuss: This directly with the dentist who did your veneers. ...Read more

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About how long does it take to apply veneers?

It depends: It depends on how many you are having done. In a typical smile design, which is 8-10 veneers, it takes about 2 hours to prepare them and another 1-2 hours to bond them into place. ...Read more

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Which type of veneers are used by celebrities?

Any and all!: Celebrities need to look good for the camera! Their smile is very important to their profession. It isn't what "type" of veneer, it is the skill that goes in to their making and placement that matters most! ...Read more

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What's the difference between caps and veneers?

Coverage: Typically, a "cap" -- also called a "crown" covers an entire surface of the tooth. A "veneer" is a laminate, and often placed only on limited surfaces of the tooth: it may be only outside (lip- or cheek-side), or have some "wrap-around" design that covers a portion of other surfaces. Also, veneers are typically thinner, and tooth may be reduced less for veneers than crowns/caps. ...Read more

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Once you have veneers can you get them reshaped?

Once you have veneers can you get them reshaped?

Yes: If the adjustments are minor then they can be reshaped. If the adjustment is large then the veneers may have to be redone. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me generally how much veneers cost?

Can you tell me generally how much veneers cost?

$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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What can I expect when getting porcelin veneers?

What can I expect when getting porcelin veneers?

Great question!: I would expect little in the way of discomfort. However, I would expect quite a bit of a change in how you manage your front teeth. I would recommend wearing a night guard, I would not bite into hard foods like apples, corn on the cob, beef ribs, celery, and other harder foods. I would also manage habits like holding nails in your teeth, biting your nails, etc. You do want to protect these.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: veneer?

What is the definition or description of: veneer?

Esthetic wonders: 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 from resin composite materials. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be in order to get veneers?

Various types: Most "veneers" dentists refer to are typically porcelain veneers. They are best after the gum height becomes stable around age 20 ; up. You could get them at a younger age, but the edge ("margin") may become more visible if the gum moved up higher with age--more common among age 6-20. In-chair composite veneers are good for any age group, but the result depends on the dentist's skills. ...Read more

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Please explain what do filed down veneers look like?

Unsure of question..: If you are asking what your tooth/teeth will look like after "filed down" for a veneer, it varies. At times the surface mainly needs to be roughened. In other times older fillings need to be removed and replaced by the veneer. Dentists also vary in how much tooth structure is removed. If too much tooth structure is removed the resultant bond of the veneer to the tooth may be compromised. ...Read more

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Getting a veneer done this friday. What can I expect?

Getting a veneer done this friday. What can I expect?

Numb: Expect the dentist to numb the tooth with an injection. Then a small amount of enamel will be removed from the tooth with a drill. An impression is then taken using either a goupy material that takes about 3 minutes to set, or with a digital scanner. The dentist will then likely make you a temporary veneer to wear while the final is made at a lab. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do filed down veneers look like?

I was wondering what do filed down veneers look like?

Veneer preparation: I assume you mean what to filed down "teeth" look like? See the adjacent photo. The front surface of the tooth is slightly removed as well as slightly into the interproximal embrasures. The aim of the veneers is to restore the tooth to the beauty of aesthetic natural teeth. ...Read more

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What is the first sign that my veneers need replacing?

Gray margins: If the interface of the veneer with the tooth (margin) becomes stained or gray discoloration creeps in under the veneer it most likely needs to be replaced or in some cases rebounded. Other reasons may be cracked or severely chipped veneers. Or simply if you want a nicer look (whiter teeth) ...Read more

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What's the cost of one veneer? Can insurance cover it?

What's the cost of one veneer? Can insurance cover it?

$800 - $2, 000: On average, veneers can cost anywhere between $800 and $2, 000 per tooth, depending on geographical location, individual cases and needs. Some insurance plan will cover this procedure and some will not. ...Read more

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What different between jacket crown and full veneer crown?

What different between jacket crown and full veneer crown?

No Difference: It is essentially the same product and the same procedure. ...Read more

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What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

No special care: Permanent dental veneers generally do not require any special care once placed. A person should continue good oral hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. ...Read more

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Should I be nervous about getting veneers? What can I expect?

Porcelain veneers: A great way to improve your smile can be found with veneers. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with the result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should get more than one porcelain veneer?

YES or NO. Depends: One veneer can be made and done well to solve a specific dental or cosmetic problem. But, my experience has been that it is a very difficult technical procedure and not all practices can do it well. In you really want or just need one veneer, then visit an experienced cosmetic dentist.
In difficult cases, sometimes you need two veneers. Still your best results come from a great cosmetic practice. ...Read more