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Plastic fillings or veneers in the area of the anterior teeth

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Posted by: boroughs  (9 years ago)
Hello!

Unfortunately, my nos. 12, 22, and 23 teeth have been affected by initial caries about 1/3 away from the gums. Since this really bothers me, I’m searching for an aesthetically perfect solution. The no. 12 tooth has already been treated with a plastic filling, but I’m completely unsatisfied with the result. The color of the filling doesn’t match the color of the tooth at all. I think that the dentist doesn’t place much value on aesthetics and that it could’ve been done much better.

I would like to hear your opinion about plastic fillings in the area of the anterior teeth. Is it possible to prepare a filling in such a way that it’s barely noticeable or not noticeable at all? Is it true that plastic fillings become discolored over time? If that’s the case, what factors promote discoloration or, rather, is it possible to delay discoloration? And what material would you recommend in the area of the anterior teeth?

Furthermore, I would be interested in finding out whether a veneer is still possible if the plastic filling is removed and the tooth is uneven after that procedure. Does the tooth have to be even for a veneer?

Also, I would be interested in finding out whether the WGKK [health insurance] would pay for the provision for the incisors and canines with the plastic fillings.

Thank you very much in advance for answering my questions.

Kind regards,

Boroughs
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Posted by: boroughs  (9 years ago)
Hello!

Thank you for your answer!

Would you recommend plastic fillings as an interim solution or veneers right away?

How unnoticeable is such a veneer? Is it possible to see a difference between a neighboring tooth and the veneer when looking closely? If it’s possible, I would like to only have veneers placed on the nos. 12, 22, and 23 teeth. Or would it make sense to place veneers on the neighboring teeth as well in order to create a uniform look (in my case, nos. 11 and 21 and possibly no. 13)?

Kind regards,

Boroughs
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Posted by: boroughs  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I can’t decide whether I should have the teeth filled with plastic fillings for now and then, once they become unsightly, have veneers made, or if I should go for the veneers right away. I am well aware that tooth substance is lost during every procedure. However, according to your statement, it’s still quite possible to get veneers after plastic fillings. But what do I do if the veneers no longer look beautiful at some point? Can the veneers be replaced at that point?
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Posted by: boroughs  (9 years ago)
Hello,

Thank you for your answer!

I will have the defects looked at a dental practice. Maybe I will even come by your practice.

Kind regards,

Boroughs
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Posted by: boroughs  (9 years ago)
Maybe another quick question: Will the veneer be pushed under the gums? Because the gums could recede a bit over the years and if this happens, the actual tooth would then become visible. Is it possible to see a transition in this case?

Some websites talk about veneers lasting 15 years of longer; what happens after 15 years? Do the veneers fall off, do they become discolored, or do they break down somehow? Could you give me an exact explanation for this?

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Boroughs
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