Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are fixed in front of a tooth to change its color, shape, size, or length. It is made either with porcelain or composite material. It can be used to treat discolored, broken, misaligned, or spaces between front teeth.

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I have gap between my front teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was looking into veneers and invisalign to fix the gap between my front teeth. I am not sure what would fix them. So, I am looking for some initial advice. I have attached a picture for you to view. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, let me know you that the space between upper front teeth, which you are having, is called midline diastema. It can occur due to many reasons like...  Read Full »

How to make white spots on teeth less noticeable?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently started getting white spots on my two front teeth. What is it? How can I make it less noticeable?  Read Full »

Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to White spots on the teeth might be due to: Plaque (tartar) accumulation on the teeth due to improper brushing. Decalcification of the outer enamel layer of the tooth called the enamel hypoplasia. Initial stages of tooth decay called incipient caries. Fluorosis. ...  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 »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

What are the ways to whiten my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping you can help answer a teeth whitening question for me. I just finished using Crest 3D white strips 10 pack, and they barely worked. I am supposed to be getting a crown over my top right eye tooth, but I told my dentist that I would like to whiten beforehand so my crown wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query, as a specialist I would like to inform you that whitening strips are not at all effective as the whitening trays. Whitening tray has bleaching action. As you are not getting any positive results even after using 10 strips and also you ...  Read Full »

I have dark brown stains on my teeth. Is veneer the only solution?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist. I have dark brown stains on my teeth. He said it is from drinking fizzy drink and the only way to fix it is veneers. Is this true?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, these are now internal stains that cannot be simply removed through scaling. One of the causes for these kinds of stains is fizzy drinks, others may include taking Iron supplements for long, or may be due to the use of extra fluoride in water during childhood like ...  Read Full »

Please suggest procedures other than braces to get an adorable smile.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I had started my treatment with braces in the age of 14 and it continued for around three years. Then, I used retainers for some time. I was told by my doctor that I have a small jaw and extracted four of my teeth. After getting the whole treatment done when I l...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By looking at your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that your orthodontic treatment was not successful. Now it seems that you have more problems in your lower jaw. So, it is better to correct lower teeth only. You should either try to...  Read Full »

My teeth are yellow.I am not even smiling because of embarrassment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a large white spot on one of my front teeth. My teeth are yellow and it makes my smile look bad. When I was young, I had used a paste given to me by my dentist. I cannot remember the name of it, but I was supposed to scrub it on my teeth, leave it for five minutes and then spit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to  Read Full »

Will the lower teeth touching the veneers on top teeth cause any problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I have composite veneers on both of my front teeth. Sometimes, if I sense my bottom teeth touching the bonded teeth, even lightly while eating or brushing or what have you, I worry that since enamel is stronger than the bonding material, this will somehow alter the bonding. Is this poss...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As far as normal occlusion or normal bite is concerned, the upper front teeth should not touch the lower front teeth. There should be a gap of at least 1 to 2 mm. But, sometimes when you are eating or trying to make the contact then it is absolutely normal. This way...  Read Full »

How can we treat the gaps between the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I have gaps between my teeth. Can it be closed? By which process can it be closed?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We can try composite filling or veneer or porcelain veneers. But, it will make your teeth look broader and will affect your esthetics, as the gaps are generalized in the front teeth. Hence, ...  Read Full »

What treatment choices do I have for fused front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front teeth are fused together. Even smiling properly is an ordeal. What treatment choices do I have? Is there anything which is not so invasive like veneers? If extraction turns out to be the only option, will my teeth be removed from the roots? Is anything else possible? I really ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would suggest that you can go for full ceramic crowns instead of veneers. Full ceramic crowns are expensive, but they are esthetically very good. For further information consult a dentist online -->  Read Full »

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