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Thinking of getting veneers

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Posted by: haharz  (8 years ago)
Hello everyone,

I have a baby tooth, which is smaller than my permanent teeth. The difference in size and shape is noticeable when I smile. I can’t smile with confidence because of this. I am thinking of getting veneers to improve its appearance. I wanted to be able to smile confidently in pictures and when talking to people. Anyone else have this? Any advice? Thank you very much:-)
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Hello everyone,

I have a baby tooth, which is smaller than my permanent teeth. The difference in size and shape is noticeable when I smile. I can’t smile with confidence because of this. I am thinking of getting veneers to improve its appearance. I wanted to be able to smile confidently in pictures and when talking to people. Anyone else have this? Any advice? Thank you very much:-)


Unless there is space on either side of the small baby tooth, neither a veneer nor a crown will be bale to make this tooth comparatively larger in the arch. I caution you against many veneers. To my eye, they are monochromatic, and not really convincingly natural. And they can chip, and stain at the margin next to the gums.
Posted 8 years ago
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Do not Veneer your baby tooth. the roots on babby teeth are shorter and over time they will get loose and come out. Best thing to do is get a implant.
Posted 8 years ago
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Before a decision can be made more information is needed. In general, the previous posts are correct, but there are exceptions. My hygienist has a baby tooth retained. The root has remained intact because her permanent tooth never developed. She will likely have this tooth for many more years. Under these circumstances it makes sense to restore the tooth with either a veneer or bonding (less expensive).
It would also depend on other factors: having enough room to make the tooth larger (might require minor alterations to the adjacent teeth), minor gum line alteration, and no bite interferences. To evaluate all this would require a short consultation (usually complimentary in our office) or at least a photo. Can you send a photo or two? If so, it should be one taken fairly close up and another of your full smile. I would be happy to review these if sent to bobm55@pacbell.net. You should know all your options!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: haharz  (8 years ago)
Thanks, I will upload photos soon.
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