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Will It Be Painful To Get Veneers
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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
Cosmetic Dentist: Porcelain veneers are precision made pieces of thin porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of one or more teeth. A small amount of contouring on the front of the teeth is usually necessary to allow the veneers to be placed. An impression is taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are made. After wearing temporary veneers for a time, the new ones are bonded in place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I get veneers on just my cupids? Or should I get bonding? They're narrow and pointy and I want a rounder more fuller appearance
It depends.: Porcelain veneers are used more often for aesthetic reasons, which is to improve the appearance, shape, color, size or position of a tooth. A full crown is used primarily in cases of lack of structure and strength in a tooth. They can also be very aesthetic as in the case of front crowns. Every case is different and your dentist can advise you of your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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