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    Veneers:good or bad?

    hey,
    i am thinking of getting veneers.
    anyone here had them or plan on getting them?
    sorry if this is in the wrong area

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    The latest guy that did Extreme Makeover was on The View the other day and he was told that his dental work - including veneers was over $83 000.00 So um .. No.. not even considering it.. I'd rather pay off my mortgage

    sorry!! sorry! I'm wrong.. his total makeover was $83 000.000. My answer is still no
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    DJ, you're like 9, right? Wait until you're of legal age, at least. You have a long time in which to decide.

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    What are veneers? (Is that a stupid question?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by evalaruefan
    What are veneers? (Is that a stupid question?)
    Simply said, venners are an alternative to living with "demented" teeth. They're basically porcelain covers that the dental surgeon (or whoever does the job) puts over the teeth to give them a straighter, whiter appearance.

    Edit: to DJDeluxay, I hear that in order to put the veneers in, the surgeon needs to file the teeth down and cut grooves into the enamel before placing the temporary veneers in. I also read somewhere that the filed and cut teeth (before the veneers are fitted) somehow resemble those of a "turn of the century prostitute" (but that's only the opinion of the person who wrote the article I read).
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    Ok now that I know what "veeners" are..

    I don't need them

    But if someone really is IN need then why not?

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    Thanks haejin. No, I wouldn't get them done, not yet anyways.

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    I have them on two front teeth. Not by choice. I had a cavity develop under a filling which resulted in an abcess. Had to have both teeth done. I was scared to death when I saw what the dentist did to what was left of my two teeth. They were filed to a sharp point. It was quite unpleasant to get the veneers put on. They stuff lots of cloth tape up in your gum, install the veneers, then take the tape out. That is very uncomfortable. I've had mine about seven or eight years. No trouble since I got them. I would not advise getting them unless it is totally necessary. They could come off at the most inopportune times, like when you are away on vacation or something like that. Then you would have to wait till you get home to get them replaced. Mine have never come off but I know some who have had theirs come off. If your teeth are dark, why not try a whitening kit? Crooked, try braces. Avoid the veneers if possible. Hope this helps.

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    And I thought this thread would have something to do with Furniture!


    But my question... What is the difference between "Veneer" and "Cap"

    The procedure sounds like your getting your teeth capped... Is there a difference I'm missing?
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