Yes, but why? If you're set on having them removed, you should see a professional to have them taken off instead of doing it yourself. But the key question is why do you want them removed. If there was significant tooth structure removed during the preparation, you'll need to cover them with either porcelain or composite resin and only a dentist can do this. Leaving them uncovered may look more unsightly.
Yes, probably. Your post begs two questions: 1. Why do you want your veneers removed; and 2. What kind of veneers do you have? If the veneers you have cover sensitive tooth structure, removing them without replacing them is not advisable. If the veneers were simply bonded to your teeth without removal of tooth structure, then removal is ok. Regardless, you should consult a dentist.
Veneers. If you have discoloration issues, your veneers will need to be replaced. Usually the dentist had to remove some enamel to fit your veneers. Once a veneer is placed, you will always need a veneer for your tooth to look natural. The only exception to this is if your veneers are thin lumnineers. See lumineers. Com for more information.
Yes, if needed... They are meant to last for quite a long time, but when they need to be replaced, only a dentist can do it properly...
Yes. If you want them removed properly.
Definitely. Yes a dentist is the only person that is qualified to remove the veneers.
Yes but... Only a dentist should remove veneers. However, if removed they would need to be replaced by something. This decision needs to be carefully considered. Consider what is wrong with the current veneers.... Consider the fees for replacement.
Absulutely. Veneers are generally not a reversible procedure. Tooth structure has been altered and the bonding is very strong. Unless removed by an expert, it could break a tooth.
For what purpose? From the before and after pictures that you posted, there seems to be a great improvement in your smile and they also look very natural. Are you having some problem with them? Are you not happy with the shade? Did you see them before they were bonded on? Have you discussed any issues with your dentist? If necessary, consult with another dds who can examine & advise you what to do.
Not so easy. Veneers are promoted as no prep or non- invasive. It's not quite as simple as it sounds. They can be removed, but it can take longer to remove than when they were placed. First, I would visit with the most experienced cosmetic dentist you can find. Have him evaluate them and discuss what you don't like. Occasionally they can be re-shaped, but unfortunately I see not everyone likes their veneers.
Porcelain crowns vs porcelain veneers? I have some messed up teeth due to years of neglect that I would like to fix. On dentists' website, I see before and after photos of both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers. Are those the same thing? Are they use
The. The only real difference is that a veneer only covers the front of the tooth. A crown will go all the way around. The amount of tooth loss needed to be replaced dictate whether or a veneer or a crown is to be used. Properly made crowns and veneers, buy a quality dentist and laboratory are indistinguishable. Veneers are usually used to correct minor tooth shape and color issues. If a more extensive correction is needed, properly made crowns, which cover the rest of the tooth, will last longer.
A. A crown covers the entire tooth and supports it if there is considerable tooth structure lost to decay or breakage. It may be all porcelain, all metal or a combination of porcelain and metal. A veneer is a very conservative porcelain only restoration that is placed on the front surface of the tooth to correct esthetic issues or minor fractures. The veneer requires much less tooth removal then a crown but cannot be used in all situations. The life expectancy and strength of both is similar.
It depends. Porcelain veneers can be used to reshape teeth to a degree and to close gaps or spaces between teeth. Veneers can also whiten teeth. For teeth that have large fillings or much decay, or for instances in which the tooth needs to be shaped differently to correct a bite issue or to enhance function, then a crown may be better.
A Little Different. They are the same material but crowns involve more reduction of the tooth structure, and veneers are minimal. If the teeth are really "messed up" as you put it, you may need crowns because this will give the dentist and the lab more room to fix things better.
Similar. Veneers cover less of your tooth than a crown does. They are often made out of the same material, and look very much the same.
Would a dentist put porcelain veneers on a bulimic patient? Would a dentist put porcelain veneers on me if I am bulimic? Are porcelain veneers the best kind? I have had the same dentist my entire life. I have been bulimic 12+yrs and have it about 75% unde
Stomach. Stomach acid is quite caustic and wreaks havoc on both soft and hard tissues. You seem to understand that your dentition and health are in jeopardy if you continue. To complete this extensive treatment before you have your bulemia under control may not be the most prudent course to take. Why not make the though of getting your teeth fixed the motivation to not purge? In this way you can focus your strength and resources on your most immediate concern, and reward you efforts and success with a phenomenal new smile! Best of luck.
Depending. Depending on the nature of the ersion from the acidity due to the bulimia, porcelain veneers may be a viable option. Consider full coverage crowns to prooect the palatal or tongue side of the teeth form stomach acid.
With. With out examining your oral cavity, it is hard to come up with a correct answer. However, I feel that you must first treat the bullimia and get that condition under better control. Next, if the palatal or lingual surfaces are worn (tonque side of the teeth), then porcelain veneers on the facial surfaces are not the answer. Full coverage crowns would be the better solution and crowns would restore and protect all surfaces of the teeth. But again, your question does not give enoiugh information to give a perfect answer and you must discuss your oral condition further with your dentist, or perhaps get a second opinion.
Porcelain. Porcelain veneers may be a wonderful way to restore the tooth structure that was eroded away by the stomach acid continually flowing past the teeth. However, by definition a veneer only replaces the front surface of the tooth (or a reverse veneer only replaces the inside portion of the tooth). Generally, bulimia affects the inside of the front teeth, and the outside of the back teeth due to the position of the tongue. Where the damage to your teeth is will determine the type of restorations required. If your question really is. '...Can I get my teeth restored to beauty and function if I am/was bulimic? ' then the answer is a unmitigated- yes!
Yes but... There are some dentist who would place veneers on a bulemic patient. However, I would have much reservation. Even with full crowns I would have reservations. Please please please get professional and effective help for the bulemia. Your body and your teeth would be so much better off. This is too large of an investment. Please get help for the bulemia; there is so much more to this life.
Root of the problem. Porcelain does much better against acid than enamel. That is the short answer, but you have to treat the bolemia and get that under 100% control for a real solution. Good luck.
How do I whiten a porcelain veneer? I have porcelain veneers on two of my teeth that I've had for a long time, and am looking to have my teeth whitened. The veneers are not as white as they once were, and my dentist said that the whitening process won't w
Porcelain. Porcelain veneers cannot change color, however if they are thin enough, they can let through some of the color of the teeth underneath. It is nearly impossible to whiten the teeth under the veneers, but if you have whitening trays, you might want to try putting the solution in the spots for the veneered teeth and see if that will work. It is a slight chance but it is worthwhile trying. Good luck, dr. Zev kaufman.
Whitening. Whitening can occur on the part of the tooth not covered by the veneer. I have seen significant changes with whitening on teeth that have been veneered. Some of the older cements that were used with veneers have a tendency to darken with time. If this is the case, it is hard to change the color.
Porcelain. Porcelain veneers do not change color. The color is imbedded within the porcelain and fired at over 1800 degrees. The only way to change the color is to replace the veneers.
You can't. Once porcelain veneers are bonded on to your teeth, there is no way to change whiten them without having them redone. I am assuming that you do not have external stain or a film on you veneers that can easily be polished off by your dentist. Tooth whitening can only lighten enamel and not veneers, crowns or fillings. Speak to your own dentist about your options.
Dental Veneers. If the veneers are discolored due to the extrinsic stains (tea, coffee stain, etc.) they can be cleaned. Otherwise, their color can not be changed beyond the value they were made at the beginning.
Replacing them... Unfortunately there is not a way to whiten existing bonded veneers. They would need to be replaced to whiten them.....
New Veneers. Your dentist is correct that you can not whiten pre-existing veneers. The part of the veneer that the outside world sees is porcelain and won't really stain. The part that has stained is the luring cement that bonds the veneer to your tooth. The ideal solution to your problem is to whiten your natural teeth and than have your dentist redo your 2 darker veneers to match your lighter natural teeth.