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Can you be allergic to veneers? About 5 months after I got veneers, I stared having problems inside my mouth. Sores that come and go and swollen gums. I have had gum disease before and it's not the same symptoms. It gets much worse if I eat something a
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
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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