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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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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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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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How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read more

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Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? 

Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Durability&size: Often composite fillings are placed in small cavities, but the larger the size, the less durable and then the porcelain would be a much better restoration for larger fillings. ...Read more

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Which is better: porcelain veneers or tooth enamel?

It depends on u: The fact that you are asking the question means to me that there is something that you want to change about your smile. What does your smile tell others about you? Does your smile project what you want it to? By answering these two question you will know if porcelain is better than enamel for you. Veneers are not the only tool in the box. Look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist to help u. ...Read more

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Composite fissure sealant safety?

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Composite fissure sealant safety?

Very safe but: Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern. ...Read more

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Is crown lengthening without crown or veneer possible?

Yes: Crown lengthening without crown or veneer is done by either removing some gum tissue or removing some bone and repositioning the gum tissue to establish a new gumline making the teeth look longer. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between full veneer crown, jacket crown and veneered crown ?

Just variations: A porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell like a fingernail that is bonded to the front of the tooth to correct shape, size or color. Full porcelain or the newer ceramic crowns are a tooth colored covering of the complete top of tooth which can protect and change the shape or color permanently. They are also called jacket crowns. Metal crowns can be covered or veneered with porcelain on front. ...Read more

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Lumineers are more costly than other porcelain veneers?

Veneer costs: Lumineers is simply a brand of minimal prep or no prep ceramic veneers. There are many companies that make these. The prices vary based on your area and dentist. Sometimes these can be pricey due to the marketing costs that lumineers puts into their production. You really need to see your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for these style restorations. ...Read more

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What different between jacket crown and full veneer crown?

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What different between jacket crown and full veneer crown?

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

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How much willa crown replacement cost on a tooth crown?

How much willa crown replacement cost on a tooth crown?

Variable: Depends on where you live and who you see. Likely range from $850 - $1800. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some crowns are porcelain bonded to metal/gold. Some crowns are all porcelain or Zirconia. For more information, talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Is tooth bonding more expensive than getting veneers?

Initially less but..: Composite bonding is almost always less expensive in the short term. However, over the long run, if it has to be done several times, it may turn out to be more expensive. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable, stain less, and have a more natural appearance. Discuss your options with your own dentist before deciding what is best for you. Think long term. ...Read more

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Does the porcelain on a porcelain fused to zirconia crown chip more easily than it does on a porcelain fused to metal crown?

Does the porcelain on a porcelain fused to zirconia crown chip more easily than it does on a porcelain fused to metal crown?

No!: Layered porcelain on a " Bruxier" Zirconium crown is equal to or stronger than porcelain fused to a metal based crown and more esthetic! So while it can chip, it is an excellent choice for a restoration! ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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