Dental Veneer

Dental veneers are tooth-colored, extremely thin shells that are used to cover the front surface of front teeth for better appearance. They are either made from porcelain or resin-composite and are permanently fixed on the teeth surface. Dental veneers can be used on broken or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, gaps in teeth, and unusually shaped teeth.

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After wearing dental veneers, I have lisping. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got six porcelain veneers across my top front teeth, and now I have a lot of difficulty in my speech. I have a slurring sound while saying 's' and 't' in particular. I always had a bit of a lisp, but now it is so much worse that I am embarrassed to talk at all because I sound ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have a lisping problem, then it can be due to the thick edges of the veneers, and also you need proper training to speak properly. It takes some time for the muscles of lips, cheeks, and tongue to coordinate with the veneers and adjust accordingly so that you ca...  Read Full »

Will misaligned jaw affect posture and veneering?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had my veneers done. My teeth are very short and lean inward with extensive wear from protrusive grinding. I also had a very tight contact between front teeth with zero overjet. The veneers came out much longer than my own teeth. I feel discomfort and feel that my lower jaw i...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can notice mild retroclination or inward inclination of maxillary or upper anteriors. So, ideally, before going for any prosthesis, one should achieve ideal occ...  Read Full »

Will whitening products remineralize translucent teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are very translucent. I do not know the reason. Is there a medical reason for this? I never smoke and rarely drink. Are there supplements that I can take to remineralize them? Would that help?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no way of remineralizing permanent teeth by taking calcium or other medication. If it is too translucent that you are uncomfortable with its appearance then you can have either of the following. Dental laminates or dental veneers - which are a type of ceramic ...  Read Full »

I have brown teeth because of fluoride. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My probleam is my tooth and the color of my tooth is completly brown, this happen becouse of flouride. Based on this is possible to remove brown colour to white and how much does it cost?  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture attached along with your complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have severe dental fluorosis along with severe external stains. It is definitely possible to get whiter teeth with the help of dental veneers. Firstly the pr...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best way to reduce front teeth gap and size.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to fill the gap in four of my front teeth and reduce the size of two front teeth that seems large than others. What are the safest options, if I do not use braces? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rachna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two options: 1. Laminate veneers which are more esthetic and durable but comparatively expensive. 2. Composite veneers which are esthetic but less durable compared to laminates.  Read Full »

What are the options to set the teeth that are fragile?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are very small and my roots are too short and twist together, leaving my teeth loose and fragile. I cannot eat certain foods or bite into apples because I have to be cautious not to accidentally pull my front teeth out. I also have a large gap between my two front teeth. Mult...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding dental health. Your small, loose and fragile teeth and short and twisted roots are because of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is presence since infancy. In such case, physical examination and x-ray investigations a...  Read Full »

Why are my teeth turning brownish even after using Hexidine mouthwash?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my teeth. I started using Hexidine mouthwash last month for whitening of teeth, but it is not helping me, and soon my teeth are becoming brownish at some places. What should I do to clean it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Using Chlorhexidine mouthwash for more than 15 days in continuation causes brownish discoloration, that is the reason your teeth are becoming brownish. Now that you have developed chlorhexidine discoloration, I do not think scaling will be of any use. Instead, I would s...  Read Full »

How to remove yellow stains from teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow discoloration on my teeth. The stains persist even after getting my teeth cleaned. The nearby dentist informed that the stains are due to chlorine content in the water. What should I do to remove these stains?  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yellowish discoloration of the tooth has multiple causes. In your case, as the stains are not going with cleaning and scaling, it can be due to any one of the following. Fluoride in water causing problems during tooth formation. Injury to the tooth during childhood. Any ...  Read Full »

Can I get veneers for all the top and bottom front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the cost of veneers and if it is possible to only cover a few teeth or the whole top or bottom would have to be done. What are the effects of veneers and what are the advantages and disadvantages?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Veneers can be given on all front upper and lower teeth to get uniform whiteness on all teeth. Else it can also be used for a specific tooth if it is discolored. Veneers offer excellent aesthetic appearances as they cover the visible part of the teeth. They can somet...  Read Full »

How to correct teeth length with veneers?

Query: Hi doctor, My two front teeth are much longer than the adjacent ones. For braces, I will have to remove four teeth, which I am not in favor and grinding will remove much of enamel layer. I have heard about porcelain veneers and composite bonding techniques for altering the shape of teeth. What shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the photograph you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I found that your front two teeth look bigger, but it is not, though. They are slightly forward from the dental arch (protruding front). By the law of nature, all the four front te...  Read Full »

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