Which would you recommend; Emax, veneers, or crowns? (photos)
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Veneers on top and bottom ... #DrSarahThompson #STL
I would recommend 8 veneers on the top, but since they are anterior teeth, I would likely recommend empress veneers. Empress are about 50% more expensive than emax, but they are much more cosmetic on the front teeth. As for the bottom arch, you look like you'll need more like 8-10. I know that you may not want to hear that, but if you are wanting to change your shade to very white, you would need 8-10 veneers on the bottom. In the case that you are not trying to change your tooth shade, then you can get away with doing only 6 on the bottom.
You should consider ortho tx as an option
It's hard to tell just by looking at pictures, but you seem to have great teeth with little caries. However, I do see crowding especially on your lower. In my opinion, doing a total of 14 crowns is overdoing it and might not even solve your problem. I would suggest that you first get your teeth aligned and then if necessary, do crowns/veneers on teeth that you don't like their aesthetic. The ortho tx might actually save you money compared to doing a root canal and 14 crowns. In addition, ortho tx will allow you to save tooth structure. When you do any type of crowns (emax, zirconia, gold, PFM), you will take away tooth structure (ie damage your tooth). In general, you want to conserve as much tooth structure as possible. You should get a 2nd and even a 3rd opinion from local dentists or a orthodontist.
I would not recommend veneers or crowns
My 2 cents.
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