Top
20
Doctor insights on: Veneer

Share

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.


Dr. Sharon Perelman Dr. Perelman
Dentistry
25 years in practice
University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry
1

1
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.

See 6 more doctor answers

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.


Dr. David Duguid Dr. Duguid
Dentistry
25 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
2

2
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.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Saleh Elahwal Dr. Elahwal
Dentistry - Endodontics
31 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
3

3
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.

See 9 more doctor answers
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
4

4
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.

See 9 more doctor answers
Dr. James Wright Dr. Wright
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Marquette University School of Dentistry
5

5
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.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Cary Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
31 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
6

6
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.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Neil McLeod Dr. McLeod
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
45 years in practice
University of Southern California the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
7

7
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. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Debi Williams Dr. Williams
Dentistry
22 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
8

8
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.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
9

9
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.

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Kamlesh Desai Dr. Desai
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
10

10
What are the different types of veneers?

Multiple: Main ones are porcelain or composite veneers.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
11

11
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.

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
12

12
I just had my veneers done they are too big?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. April Ziegele Dr. Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
20 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
13

13
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.

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
39 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
14

14
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!

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi Dr. Yamaguchi
Dentistry
21 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
15

15
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.

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Richard Ruden Dr. Ruden
Dentistry
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
16

16
What can I expect from a procedure for veneers?

What can I expect from a procedure for veneers?

Veneer technique: The most widely used technique for placing porcelain veneers involves some tooth preparation. Your teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of the front surface of the tooth (about 0.3 to 0.5 millimeter - the thickness of a fingernail) to allow space for the porcelain. Then the dentist takes an impression of your teeth. This impression is used by the laboratory technician creating your veneer.

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
17

17
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.

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
18

18
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. You will be thrilled with the result, which will be a beautiful and radiant smile.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mark Venincasa Dr. Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
31 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
19

19
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....

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Comisi Dr. Comisi
Dentistry
34 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
20

20
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.

See 4 more doctor answers