Follow-up Question: Shape advice needed for veneer replacements.
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Differences in porcelain veneers can be minor but MAJOR
It is not likely to get a satisfactory outcome with just 4, but during the prototype phase (when you are wearing temporary veneers while waiting for the lab) you can work out the desired changes.
8-10 veneers will give a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist the ability to get as close to perfect as possible.
Cosmetic Imaging and Diagnostic Waxups
Limiting your smile enhancement to only your four front teeth will limit how much change can be expected. As you pointed out in your question, treatment planing 8-10 teeth would allow a fuller cosmetic outcome. However, I have achieved beautiful results with just 2-4 veneers. With the use of cosmetic imaging and diagnostic waxups, you can see the different options and cosmetic tweaks possible for your smile, all before you have your front teeth redone.
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Veneering only four teeth will likely not significantly change your look. Choosing to veneer 8-10 teeth would allow a skillful cosmetic dentist to give you the broad, beautiful smile you desire. However, the choice is yours. I would recommend doing some online research to find the shape of veneers you'd like for yourself. You dentist can then contour your temporaries to the design you want for your permanent veneers so you can see how great they'll look. I hope this helps and follow me on RealSelf for more questions and answers.
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