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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I am suffering from severe crowding in my upper and lower teeth. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have quite a severe crowding of my lower front teeth, with one tooth pushed out significantly that I had like to fix. I also have a slight overbite on the top, but I have six veneers here, so this is manageable. I have been told I can have aligners on top and bottom, and they will work b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed for protecting patient's identity). I can understand your concern about your malalignment of teeth. The second question, that you cannot move your teeth is wrong, and you can do it anytime. Orthodontic treatment only ... Read Full »
Can I get veneers to treat the yellowish discoloration of my teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have discoloration on six of my upper front teeth. They are yellower than my other teeth. One of the teeth is crooked. Please suggest if I should do veneer for all six teeth or whitening for all teeth. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have done strong bleaching on your teeth that has eroded some portion of the enamel, and now your teeth look yellowish. There any many procedures for tooth whitening, and veneering is the last optio... Read Full »
Should I go straight for veneers or scrape off the current resin on my teeth and whiten them?
Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny teeth, so when I was younger, my dentist put resin to fill in the gaps between my teeth. All is well, except the resin cannot be whitened. As I would like to get pearly white teeth, I was wondering whether my best option would be to go straight for veneers or if it would be be... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your condition and would love to help you. Both treatment methods will provide excellent results, but it depends on what you prefer the most. For example, if you can resist complex substances or can refrain from using your teeth for notable works such ... Read Full »
Will I be able to eat anything and brush my teeth normally after getting veneers?
Query: Hello doctor, After getting veneers, can I eat anything I used to eat with natural teeth? Will I be able to brush my teeth normally? After putting veneers, do they fall? Can you please explain the procedure for veneers? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can eat everything with veneers, but a few things should be avoided, such as hard food and alcoholic beverages, as they can loosen the bond, and dark liquids like black tea and coffee should be used in moderation. You can brush normally as you do with your natura... Read Full »
What causes white spots to appear on teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I have two small white spots on the lower portion of my front tooth. Can it be removed by microabrasion? Is the procedure worth? Please guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several reasons for the white spots on your teeth. Usually, white spots appear when the mineral content in the outer part of the teeth (enamel) is less. White spots could also occur due to high fluoride level in the drinking water or nutritional deficiency du... Read Full »
How can gaps in front teeth be filled in a 21 year old female?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 21 years old and has major gaps in front teeth. What is the best way to fill the gaps? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way would be the usage of braces for the gaps between the teeth. If the gaps are less and present between a few teeth only, you can go for veneers. Considering the age, going for braces would be a better option. Still, seeing the patient directly and reviewing ... Read Full »
I had my teeth prepared for veneers a year ago, and now I have increased sensitivity on that teeth. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I had my teeth prepped for veneers a year ago. The veneers my dentist used to cover my entire tooth. Veneers cover the front of your tooth and not the whole tooth. After that, I visited my dentist one to two times a month. I had my bottom 8 replaced because they were turning orange. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If the veneer, as you say, covers the whole tooth, then it might be a ceramic crown and not a veneer. In addition, if there is severe pain, the tooth might have been reduced beyond what was needed for veneers, and the nerves... Read Full »
How to permanently cure the fluorosis of the teeth?
Query: Hello doctor,My friend has fluorosis. Due to fluorosis, she does not have confidence in herself. She is not able to talk freely. Can it be cured permanently? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In general, there are two treatment plans for fluorosis. One is veneering, where thin flakes of teeth-colored material are attached to the original teeth up to the smile line, that is, the front upper and lower teeth,... Read Full »
What are the treatment options to treat discolored teeth due to fluorosis other than veneers?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a discolored enamel. My doctor suggested that it could be due to fluorosis. My teeth have been brittle since childhood and would frequently chip off. Also, I had cavities for which I got root canal treatment done for four teeth. The yellowish discoloration of my teeth is bothe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many treatment options mask the white spots and help achieve a beautiful smile. A veneer is a permanent solution with a life of 10 to 15 years. However, the other treatment options include tooth whitening or composite fillings. I hope this helps. Read Full »
How to reshape my two upper front teeth that are big?
Query: Hello doctor, Two of my front teeth are big. I want them to be reshaped and made smaller. Is it possible? If yes, how much will it cost and is there any side effect? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it can be done by a process called as smile designing, in which an impression of the teeth will be taken and models prepared. Then, the clinical evaluation and model examination will be done and an appropriate reduction in teeth size will be done followed by place... Read Full »