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advice on porcelin veneers

Postby charlie4u » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:59 am

Hi All

Im really looking for advice from someone who has had porcelain veneers done!...

im at the stage now where im walking round with the temporary veneers on...

i have 5 weeks to decide whether to go ahead!... i will be having 30 teeth done here in the U.K...

has anyone come across any major problems with veneers?.. please advise me, i would be so grateful...

charlie x
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Postby need_new_booty » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:43 pm

Sorry don't know that much. I too am curious to know about your experience. Good luck.

I was told that you have to have a dentist that has an eye like an artist to match you teeth with your facial structure.

Lumineers have been Known to give off a bulky look. While porcelin veneers have a more natural appeal. However, I am scared about how the dentist shaves your teeth to achieve the look.
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Postby Lezza » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:21 pm

Yes that too is my understanding that they remove quite a bit of your enamel to place veneers.

Also -- I thought they only placed them in the front teeth, hmmmm.... :? You learn something knew all the time, and I love to learn, thanks for sharing... :wink:

I really hope the very best for you both, please keep us posted,
Lezza :)

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Postby equad » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:46 am

I had Empress Porc Veneers placed about 2 months ago and I just love them. I had a total of 14 teeth done. 8 on the top and 6 on lower. The color and shape are very natural and my appearance ( and bite) are much improved. Yes - the grinding down is traumatic and you have to realize that you will have to wear veneers forever but to me it was well worth it. My natural teeth were worn and chipped from many years of dealing with an improper bite ( despite two rounds of braces) and even if they had been straight they made me look much older. Your success is very dependant on the skill of your dentist. I saw many before and after pictures plus met two patients before I decided to move forward.
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Postby need_new_booty » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:12 am

Wow! sounds great do you have before and after pictures? How much does it cost and who was your dentist?
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Postby equad » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:21 am

I do have befores but have not taken any afters. I will post them on here once I do have them taken. I am now in the process of having my lips done with Silicone 1000 to match my new teeth - lol - so I wanted to wait untll I fluffed from my next round ( which is next week) before I took a new round of pics. They cost around 1K per tooth but I got a 1k discount so i paid right at 13K. My dentist is Dr. Amir Zeinedini in Atlanta.
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Postby need_new_booty » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:35 am

Thank you. Let me know when you post the pics. Also, how are your gums adjusting? Intially, did you experience intense pain on a scale 1 painless to 10 painful or sensitivity to cold and hot foods or liquids?
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Postby equad » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:37 pm

I had some gum contouring done with a laser when the veneers were placed so they were sore for about a week. They are fine now - no problems at all. I did not have any pain or sensitivity on the top teeth but the bottom I did have mild sens to cold for three weeks or so. I also had to go back twice and have the bite adjusted after the bottoms were placed. No big deal - they just do some minor shaving to get it perfect. I was lisping a little until it was perfected.
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Postby KJMOM2 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:22 pm

:D veneers are a great way to improve your smile!!!! Make sure that you ask the dentist if you can get up out of the chair and un-natural lighting to see what they look like in natural lighting. That can be done with try-in paste. Also, make sure that if you grind or clench your teeth, you get yourself a night guard, or bruxism appliance. It will help keep un-neccessary stress on the teeth that may cause the veneers to pop off. I am a dental hygienist and have been in the field for over 20 years. Hope the info helps.
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Porcelin veneers

Postby geminio » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:43 pm

I know these posts are from 2007 but,

I am on my second set of porcelin veneers.

The first set was beautiful, but after 10 years they turned yellow.

This second set is not as pretty as the first. The doctor did a rush job i think.

Suggestion: Choose the whitest shade because they do turn yellow.
They are not stain resistant.

Mine cost 900.00 per tooth here in the US. two years ago for the second set.

My first set was about 20 years ago and they were very inexpensive at the time.......I'm 47 female.

And yes, once you get veneers you will always have them. They have to shave your teeth down a lot.
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Postby need_new_booty » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:24 am

Is there a permanent change in your teeth sensitivity, example you experience irritation with cold foods or anything.....

Do you have them on all of your teeth? When you say rush job, what’s the major difference, shape, are they thicker???
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Postby sundolphin » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:26 am

I had lumineers done in January and I don't like them that much.I didn't go to a cosmetic dentist which I should have!
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Postby lovemynewnose » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:10 pm

HEY GUYSSS! I am getting veneers done in a few months. now can anyone tell me how expenisve they were and the outcome on how it looks. i heard it can straigthen you teeth also is that true? and does it cause any damage to the teeth. as you can see i am learning about about them.
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Re: advice on porcelin veneers

Postby Claudia.C » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:00 pm

I did notice that someone posted on here that porcelain veneers stain.

Feldspathic porcelain and Empress porcelain does not stain with time. They actually will NOT pick up stain at all. It's usually the surrounding natural teeth that will yellow with age.

Composite materials used for bonding and older restorations have a tendency to pick up staining because of its porosity. Feldspathic and Empress are less porous and will not hold onto a stain longer than you brush your teeth.

Generally, now we are not really using composites for anterior full restorations because they do this. There are better materials out there. Composites can be better suited for fillings and onlays because those will be on posterior ( back) teeth.

Hope this helps! :D
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