I want to get 2 veneers for my upper front teeth (central incisors). Would 2 veneers be ok for my teeth to look great? (photo)
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Closing a large gap with veneers
Looking at your case I can see something that very commonly presents to my office as a cosmetic dentist. Without examining you it is difficult to say fully, but from the picture it appears as if you have multiple issues going on with your teeth, which in turn affect the treatment of your gap. You appear to have a space disharmony, crowding, a cross bite, and the gap. Your right tooth appears to be lined up correctly with the bottom tooth (midlines line up) and the left appears to have shifted left. If you were to "fix" the space with just two veneers, the teeth would look way too big, and would look shifted out of position. It is also not correcting the problem with your bite there, and in all likelihood, you would fracture the veneers in the future. You could camouflage the space problem a little better by doing 4 veneers, but you are not addressing the real reasons and functional problems. In all honesty, if you want your smile to truly look "great", I would suggest that you first do orthodontic movement, be it braces or invisalign, and then if you still need veneers, do them later. It will be much healthier, be better for your teeth in the future, and maybe yo won't have to cut your teeth. Cost will not be that much different.
I wish you the best of luck in finding a solution.
#Veneers for gap between front teeth #DrSoftTouch
For most cases, I recommend veneering four or more teeth, not just two. Closing your gap with only two veneers would result in those teeth looking much larger than the adjacent teeth. I would recommend doing some research to select an experienced cosmetic dentist that really knows what they are doing. The best indicator to determine if the dentist is going to give you results you're looking for, is by viewing before and after photos of his/her patients that have undergone the same procedures. I'll link a before and after photo of a patient of mine who's diastema was corrected with veneers. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
Real Self 100
Your two front teeth
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