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Can Veneers Replace Missing Teeth?

Ironside Advanced Dental explain the reason why veneers can’t replace a missing tooth

Missing a tooth? Not sure what to do about it?

These days, the internet is flooded with blogs and articles about treatments for missing teeth. With so much information from so many different sources, it’s easy to become confused about what is and isn’t possible in terms of replacing a missing tooth.

Can veneers replace missing teeth?

The short answer is no; veneers can’t replace missing teeth. To have a dental veneer placed, there needs to be a tooth there in the first place. Veneers are a cosmetic treatment involving a thin veneer of porcelain being bonded to the front of your teeth; they are normally used to cover discolourations, stains, chips or cracks that cannot be concealed with regular tooth whitening.

Should I even bother replacing my tooth?

It’s easy to dismiss a missing tooth, especially if it’s not in a place that’s easily seen when you smile or open your mouth. Perhaps your chewing isn’t affected, and your speech is fine – so why bother? Well, there are a few ways a missing tooth can affect your overall oral health. For starters, a missing tooth allows room for your other teeth to move, causing them to become crooked, more decay prone or even fall out due to periodontal (gum) disease. One missing tooth could turn into several missing teeth before you know it!

Missing teeth can also cause jaw atrophy, a condition in which the jawbone disappears because there is no tooth root to stimulate growth. So if you’re missing a tooth or two, it’s best to visit your dentist sooner rather than later.

What’s the best treatment for a missing tooth?

At Ironside Advanced Dental, we highly recommend dental implants as one of the most effective treatments for missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial root for a replacement tooth, most commonly made of titanium.

Receiving a dental implant is a three-stage process. In the first stage, an implant is placed into the bone socket and jaw at the site of your missing tooth during a surgical procedure. Over the course of a few months, your jawbone will naturally fuse to the implant. Once this fusion or osseointegration as it has become known, has occurred, an abutment is attached to the implant, and an impression is taken in order to create the implant crown. The final stage of the procedure is the fitting of the crown to the abutment.

Why are dental implants the best treatment for a missing tooth?

Dental implants are the best option for replacing a missing tooth for a number of reasons. Implants are a permanent tooth replacement treatment; there is a very little risk of movement or dislodgment once an implant is in place. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and won’t affect chewing or speaking. They require about the same amount of maintenance as other fixed tooth replacement options such as bridges, fitting easily into your regular oral health routine of flossing once and brushing twice daily. If maintained correctly, dental implants can last a lifetime.

What should I do if I’m missing a tooth?

Your first port of call should be your dentist for a consultation. Call Ironside Advanced Dental today and we’ll examine your oral health to determine the best treatment solution for you.

All surgical procedures carry risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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For many people in the greater Houston area, dental veneers are an ideal way to quickly improve their smile. While veneers can cover small gaps and or misaligned teeth, there are limits to what they can hide.

Because they are fitted directly to your teeth, veneers can be used to create a straight, brilliantly white and aesthetically pleasing smile, even if you have chipped, worn down, irregularly shaped, or stained teeth, in as little as two to three office visits.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers, also called laminates or porcelain veneers, are extremely thin, yet durable shells crafted from dental grade porcelain or other materials such as Lithium Disilicates (Emax). Extremely durable, dental veneers are permanently bonded to teeth with a strong dental resin; they typically last up to a decade or more.

What to Expect When Getting Dental Veneers in Houston

Getting dental veneers starts with a detailed examination and consultation. This may include dental X-rays and or dental impressions. Once the dentist is certain that veneers are right for you, they will prepare the surface of your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. The amount removed is generally equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the surface of each tooth.

The dentist will also make an impression of each tooth so that a veneer can be precisely matched to each tooth. Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully ensure the correct shade, shape, and adaptation before they are bonded to your teeth using dental cement.

Missing Teeth and Veneers

Typically speaking, dental veneers are bonded to the teeth so that they cover the six to ten upper and lower teeth that make up your smile zone. In order to use veneers, you must have teeth for the veneers to be bonded to. Additionally, veneers can hide some issues, they are a really cosmetic dental treatment that is more conservative than conventional crowns.

Many people confuse the two, but restorative dental procedures are not the same as cosmetic dental procedures. Whereas restorative dentistry focuses on the function of your teeth, cosmetic dental treatments involve smile enhancements. There is some overlap though, as many techniques can be combined to create a stunning, healthy smile.

Missing Back Teeth and Veneers

For example, if you have missing teeth, there are several treatment options your dentist can discuss with you. The specific treatments will, of course, depend on your unique needs. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a variety of restorative and/or cosmetic dental procedures which may be used in conjunction with one another to achieve your smile goals. These might include:

  • Dental Bridges: A prosthetic tooth that is anchored between two other teeth using Zirconia, an all-white crown and bridge material, or a porcelain fused to metal bridge material. There are three main kinds of dental bridges: conventional, cantilever, and Maryland. The dentist will recommend the specific kind that will best fit your particular needs.
  • Orthodontics: Orthodontics are specialized treatments used to straighten and align teeth. There are several different techniques to achieve orthodontic results, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners.
  • Clear Aligners: The advanced Clear aligners system (Invisalign, Clear Correct) uses a set of custom-made nearly invisible aligners to gently realign and straighten teeth over a period of months. This allows you to eat whatever you want and remove them when necessary.
  • Dentures: Dentures are a traditional way to replace missing teeth using a dental prosthetic device, a complete or partial denture. They can be partial or complete, depending on how many teeth you need to replace.
  • Dental Implants: Artificial replacement teeth that are supported by titanium implants integrated into the jawbone. Dental implants can be done for individual teeth or as the All-On-4-Implants, which is supported by a complete arch bridge supported by four implants.
  • Inlays and onlays: Inlays and onlays are specially made indirect restoration that is crafted outside of the mouth and then bonded to a tooth.
  • Dental crowns: A dental crown is a fabricated zirconia or porcelain cap that fits over a tooth to restore function and appearance.

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Only a qualified dentist can determine if veneers or other dental treatment options are right for you. If you or someone you care about is interested in veneers, dental implants, or other advanced dental treatment, don’t put it off. Dental issues will not improve on their own and earlier treatment can save you many headaches down the road.

At Greenspoint Dental in Houston, Texas, we understand the value of a truly beautiful smile. That’s why we offer dental veneers alongside a wide range of other quality dental services to help you look and feel your very best. If you need affordable, effective dental care, we are here to help.

We pride ourselves on our patient-centered, comfort-focused care. Please call (281) 823-9987 today or click here to contact us and or to schedule a detailed consultation. We accept many different dental insurance plans, as well as CareCredit, Lending Club, and the HELPcard.

If you’ve ever considered getting veneers—a thin wafer of porcelain that is permanently bonded to a tooth to mask its color, shape, or positioning in the mouth—read this first to fully understand the experience, courtesy of Michael Apa, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in NYC, LA, and Dubai (aka THE sculpture of smiles—I mean, his name may as well be Michaelangelo). Because veneers are A) forever (well, kind of) and B) very pricey.

1. You need to go to someone AH-mazing to get realistically awesome results.

This is an aesthetic procedure but it’s also a serious dental procedure (!!), so you’re going to want to see the cosmetic dentist’s work to make sure they’re good and that you like their style. Also, make sure you approve of their before and afters, and that you’re able to see their work 10 years later and still like it. Think of veneers like a boob-job for your mouth…you’re going to want to make sure you like those babies before they’re put in because getting them taken out is, like, NOT a fun experience—that and you want them to look ~rEaL~.

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2. Veneers aren’t a must, but they are an option.

Anyone can benefit from veneers if you don’t like the look of your teeth or overall smile, but Dr. Apa mainly sees people who want to correct an issue. For example, he has patients who don’t want to undergo braces (again!) yet still have crooked teeth, others who don’t like the color of their teeth and want to whiten them permanently, and some patients who have chipped front teeth or have one gray front tooth from falling face-first into the ground, or who’ve simply had thicker porcelain veneers done in the past and want a more natural finish.

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After one month of healing, @amrezy !! So nice. Changing old porcelain veneers with new ones, redesigning shape and color to fit the smile a little better. @rosenthalapagrp …now off to dubai

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3. One smile does not fit everyone.

“Patients comes in with an idea of what they don’t like about their teeth, and then my job is to take what they don’t like and actually make it work for them.” FYI: Unlike hairstyles, you can’t just take a picture of Gigi Hadid into his or someone else’s office and say I want her exact smile, please!, because what works for her face won’t work for yours.

“The cool thing about what I do revolves around customization,” Dr. Apa notes. “First I discuss with the patient what is possible based off of their wants. I also take into account their personality, how they talk, the expressions they make, how high their actual smile goes verses a social smile, etc., and then I make sure they get the smile they want, while making sure their teeth also work functionally so they can still eat.” Then, there are two ways to trial a smile: “One is a direct sculpting of a temporary composite that is created and placed on top of their teeth to show them what we can achieve, and the second is to use technology to create a digital rendering that’s comprised of multiple pictures taken of the patient,” Dr. Apa explains. “Then, in 3D, my team shows the patient their proposed new smile and we go from there.”

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As promised, here’s the magic of the last tooth post! Little makeup, new teeth and 💥 #lifechanging here is the power of a smile! #nyc @rosenthalapagrp

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4. Imperfections = perfection.

Dr. Apa doesn’t believe in making teeth look perfect; instead, he wants to maintain the character of your smile, while enhancing it. He also doesn’t want his dental work to be noticeable (no chiclet-looking teeth here!); he wants people to look at his patients and think I feel like they did something, but I can’t tell what it is. “I have practices in Dubai where we treat Asian patients as well as people from the middle east, and then we have patients in New York and Los Angeles, which bring in all different types of nationalities and each require different anatomically shaped teeth,” Dr. Apa says. “For example, Eastern Europeans have different shaped teeth than Asians do, and so on, so it’s about understanding that so that the veneers look like the teeth they were actually born with. Because that’s my aesthetic and..when you give people back something that looks foreign, you’re not giving the patient back what their familiar with.”

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Sometimes we like the gap! GUMS WILL HEAL, just inserted. #porcelainveneers

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5. You don’t have to veneer all of your teeth.

You can do one tooth (let’s say you tripped and fell when you were little and now it has a gray cast to it) or your entire set of teeth—it really just depends on your needs and budget. “If people ask me to do just their front teeth, there are parameters I have to respect though,” he says. “For example, when I did Huda’s teeth, I only did four on the top front, because the rest of her smile was already in a good place, so I was able to fit those four veneers in perfectly like a puzzle piece.”

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One of my favorite patients…can you guess who’s smile this is? I’ll give you a hint, she’s a beauty blogger turned business woman and she’s conquering the beauty 🌎

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Always great seeing @hudabeauty and the lovely @monakattan … #CNBC with @repostapp.
Got to see my Dentist today! One of the leading Celebrity dentist in the world!! Thank you for perfecting my smile & straightening my teeth @doctorapa @doctorapa @doctorapa 🙌🙌 @monakattan @apaaestheticsuae

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6. If you’re planning on getting lip injections (or any type of plastic surgery), tell your dentist about it before getting veneers.

“Any other work done to the face throws off everything I take into account when I’m looking at my patients,” he says. Side note: If you get lip injections, whether or not you have veneers, it can cast a shadow over your teeth, making them appear more gray, he adds. Wild, right? WHO KNEW.

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7. The color of a veneer is a really tricky thing.

“People always want their teeth to look natural and white,” he says. “But your teeth are either yellow-white or gray-white by nature, but everyone wants white-white. So, the trick is making their smile white without making their teeth appear dense, opaque, and fake.” To find the perfect shade, he mainly looks at a person’s skin tone to make a customized decision, which he relays to his team of ceramists. “But I always paint the temporary veneers the shade I’m thinking, so the patient can envision it beforehand, ” he adds.

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All smiles with master palette himself… @makeupbymario #Repost @makeupbymario with @repostapp ・・・ With the legend himself @doctorapa – he keeps my smile right and bright 😄 follow him to see all his magic! @apabeauty

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8. After you discuss your veneer wants and needs, temporary versions are made.

To make sure you’re going to like what you just discussed with your dentist, a mold of your teeth is taken and temporary veneers are then made out of a liquid composite. Think of it like a blueprint for your teeth. Dr. Apa specifically sculpts what your new smile will look like, so that he can take pictures of you and decide whether or not you’d like to move forward. They won’t be as shiny as the porcelain veneer and are a little bulkier, but don’t worry, they’re only… temporary.

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Our model @yu_chen shooting yesterday in her temporaries….not bad! See the live insert at #gnydm2015

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9. There is a fee for the consultation (in Dr. Apa’s practice anyway).

All of the above is discussed in the consultation, which, for Dr. Apa’s patients, it’s $500, but should you decide to move forward with the procedure, the fee goes toward the amount of your overall bill. Heads up: Veneers from him are $4,000 a tooth, but elsewhere in the country they can range from $1,000 to $4,000.

10. Once you commit to your veneer plan and figure out how many you need, more molds, X-rays, and photographs are taken.

Then, you come back the next day for prep.

11. “Prep” doesn’t mean your tooth is about to be shaved to a small nothing of a nub.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time, I don’t need to shave away more than .5 millimeters to gain all of these before and afters you see , “Dr. Apa explains.

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Ladies and gentleman! THIS is what “prepless” veneers are for…making minor adjustments to already nice teeth. This is when the are truly effective. Very difficult to do and the only indicated for a very select cases. Enjoy. @jasonkimsmileartist

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“The whole crux of what makes my teeth different than most is that I’m designing the final smile before I even start, so it allows me to be super minimal when it comes to what I have to do to prep the teeth,” he adds.

For example, if you come in with large, grayish-looking, crooked teeth, that’s when he’d really have to shave the teeth down to get the look you might want. But if you have short teeth and gaps, he won’t have to do as much “prep” aka shaving.

12. You can either get partial (they don’t cover your entire tooth) or full (they cover your entire tooth) veneers.

Every case is different, you can either have the porcelain put right on top of your teeth, based on your needs, or, at the very most, you’ll need .5 millimeters of reduction for a full-coverage veneer.

No prep:

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20 “no-prep” veneers 3 year post op. Amazing result. #porcelainveneers @apaaestheticsuae #dubai

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Minimal prep:

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The first case from yesterday’s “stories” MINIMAL PREP #porcelainveneers porcelainveneers to correct relapse from ortho as a child, also balancing out the size of the front teeth to the rest of the smile. Nice way to round out the week

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13. After you get your temporary partial or full veneers fitted, you wear them for seven to 10 days.

Dr. Apa refers to this as a “trial smile.” This way you can see how you live with your new “smile.” Then, after a week or so, you come back and discuss any changes you want to make. Once you and your dentist agree on what you want, more molds are taken, which are they sent to a ceramist for duplication. When the porcelain veneers are ready, they’re fit to your teeth once more to make sure they’re a perfect match.

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Great to be back!! Alot of teeth going in today @apaaestheticsuae #dubai #porcelainveneers

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Yes, you read that correctly: Every office now has in-house labs where his dental gurus can whip up a smile for you in 48 hours, but it’ll cost ya. “Everything we do is handmade,” Dr. Apa explains. “The traditional way to make veneers is to layer them with a paintbrush and powder, which takes time. But if people are traveling in from out of town, we don’t have that luxury. So, we built a custom lab and created a digital workflow that scans your teeth, distributes that information to a computer, and then designs your smile. From there, we can integrate your scanned smile on a digital rendering of your face—we take 3D pics beforehand in order to do so—to further plan your smile out and see how it looks on you.” This image then prints a model from a digital printing machine that allows Dr. Apa and his team to start working on the actual patient. “We start by numbing the teeth before drilling them down to create the temporaries that we’ll then put in their mouth,” he says. “Once the temporaries are in, we rescan the patient’s mouth and make tweaks. Based on those results, we OK the entire look of the teeth and print the veneers digitally in-office. Final touches are then done by a ceramist who further hand-shapes each tooth and adds natural staining and effects to the porcelain, which gives character, making actually look like your real teeth.”

The patient, who is sent home while Dr. Apa’s team works their magic (AKA prints, shapes, and fits the teeth), comes back in two days, they’re re-numbed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth as usual. The only difference when it comes to this express veneer version? The price tag of a $20K rush fee.

15. Before the multi-hour application process begins, you’ll be numbed with a localized anesthesia.

Regardless of whether you choose partial of full veneers, you will be undergoing a medical procedure, so local anesthesia is required. Think of it as plastic surgery for your teeth. Oh, and depending on how many veneers you’re getting, you could be in the chair for hours. For example, for 10 teeth it’s about three hours.

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16. Bonding cement is used to adhere the veneer onto each tooth.

“Bonding cement is a substance that microscopically creates bridges from your real tooth to the porcelain so that it adheres to your tooth and becomes one,” Dr. Apa explains. “Think of it as the glue for a press-on nail — only you can’t get this one off once it’s on.” After the bonding cement is in place and the veneer is on your tooth, the bonding cement is cured with a tiny UV light to secure everything in place. This process takes about an hour for 10 teeth.

17. Bonding sensitivity is real and it can happen to you.

Fifty percent of patients get bonding sensitivity, which is a reaction between your teeth and the bonding cement. The extreme pain it comes with can last six hours after the anesthesia wears off, followed by a dull pain that comes in waves. Consider Ibuprofen your BFF during that time period. Days after the procedure, there is often an adjustment period where your bite might feel off and you feel zings of pain. If either occurs, see your dentist so they can make slight changes to your teeth with a file (this sounds scarier than it is) and clear away any excess microscopic pieces of cement stuck between your teeth (this usually is the culprit for the pain). The follow-ups are all free, btw.

18. Your gums will be sore AF.

In addition to possible bonding sensitivity, there’s an overall healing process your gums go through, because they need to reform around the new teeth. Again, bust out the Ibuprofen because you’re gonna need it.

19. The harder you are on your teeth, whether you grind or clench them, the longer the healing process will take.

That said, this is all temporary pain. Dr. Apa assured me that every single one of his patients forgets they’ve had their teeth done because they *feel* like their natural set after a month or so.

20. Veneers are an investment that you have to take care of.

At Dr. Apa’s practice, each veneer, whether it’s partial or full, costs $4,000 each, because he’s hand-making the initial teeth that are they sent to the ceramist to copy. But at other practices, depending on where you live, they can cost from $1,000 to $4,000, so $10K to $80K for a full mouth. Can’t swing that chunk of change? You’re not alone. Dr. Apa recommends asking your dentist if he or she offers a payment plan, because not everyone can shell out that kind of cash at once.

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21. Like fake boobs, veneers last for about 15 to 20 years, then they need replaced.

However, if you don’t take care of them (brushing and flossing regularly), you’ll need to replace them sooner. Regardless, at some point you’ll have to trade them in for a fresh set.

22. To keep them looking amazing longer, you have to go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings and floss regularly.

To help promote oral health, Dr. Apa created products to make sure his patients (and you—they’re sold here!) have good hygiene. For example, his electric toothbrush offers 50 revolutions per minute, which is comparable to a real polishing that you’d get at your dentist, it’s also set on a 2-minute timer, so you know how long to brush.

Then, he whipped up a toothpaste that has hydroxy appetite (HA) instead of fluoride (your teeth are made of tiny cells of HA), which creates an invisible lattice across each tooth, strengthening it. His mouthwash also contains HA and has zero alcohol in it, which can make your gums recede. And lastly, he came out with his own gum gel that’s packed with antioxidants, so it helps eliminate inflammation, swelling, and creates cellular regeneration (aka it keeps your gums pink and healthy).

23. To replace veneers, you gently and carefully drill off the old veneer, and start the new process over.

Don’t worry, more of your natural tooth does not get removed when they take the old ones off; your dentist will wear microscopic glasses to make sure he’s not drilling into the natural tooth, so don’t freak out.

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5 Dental Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Teeth are important. A healthy set of teeth not only helps you show off a fantastic smile, but it also helps you maintain good overall health. The absence of a tooth or multiple teeth can make common tasks such as chewing and speaking much more difficult.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports that 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20-64 suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, the amount of individuals who suffer from missing teeth is a rather large number as well. Fortunately, with today’s dental advancements, there are a number of solutions.

Options available for those who have missing teeth

Dental implant

A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a replacement tooth root is placed and fused with the jawbone.

While dental implants work well when replacing a single tooth, they may not be the best option for multiple teeth replacement. That said, dental implants provide the look and feel of natural teeth and can last for years, if not decades, without needing to be repaired or replaced.

However, since a dental implant requires surgery and typically cost more than bridges or dentures, they aren’t right for everyone.

Fixed bridge

Quite simply, a fixed bridge bridges the gap between one or more missing teeth.

The process of implementing a fixed bridge usually involves multiple trips to the dentist, as the process of placing the implant, customizing the bridge and placing the bridge in the location of the missing teeth takes time.

Once the bridge is in place, however, a fixed dental bridge looks, feels and functions like natural teeth, does not require removal for cleaning and is typically much more cost effective than a dental tooth implant.

Resin-retained bridge

A resin-retained bridge is often much less invasive than a fixed bridge.

While a fixed bridge is best for teeth that are relied upon for chewing, a resin-retained bridge can be a good alternative for missing front teeth, which typically don’t endure as much pressure.

A resin-retained bridge attaches onto the neighboring teeth on each side. Although they are known for being less durable than a fixed bridge, they also tend to be much less expensive.

Removable partial denture

A removable partial denture consists of replacement teeth for a small section of missing teeth and look and function as normal.

While a removable partial denture is great for chewing and aesthetic appeal, they are far less durable than a tooth implant or bridge and can become uncomfortable when worn for an extended amount of time.

But they are typically the least expensive tooth replacement option available and are easy to repair if any damage occurs.

Removable complete denture

Depending on how many teeth you currently have, removable complete dentures can be fairly invasive and require multiple trips to the dentist.

Unlike a removable partial denture, where only a section of missing teeth is replaced, a removable complete denture is used to replace most, if not all, teeth.

While a removable complete denture is both aesthetic and functional, they can be uncomfortable and aren’t to be worn for 24 hours a day.

Consult your dentist to find the best option for you

If you’re looking for a way to replace missing teeth, be sure to consult your dentist before making your final decision.

All five options presented are reliable and work well for replacing missing teeth, but discussing the options with a professional is the only way to ensure you get the specific treatment you need.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Abbadent Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, request an appointment in our Dubuque dental office here: Or call us at (563) 259-5181.

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Achieving your beautiful new smile through high quality, long lasting, natural looking temporary veneers isn’t complicated. You’ll simply use the two impression trays and six containers of soft putty to make a dental impression. The putty forms easily to your existing bite, which our skilled veneer designers will use to create a custom fit just for you, along with the photos of your teeth you’ll send along when you mail your impressions into our lab. Don’t worry, we include detailed instructions in your impression kit, and there’s even an online video to show you how it’s done. There’s absolutely no dentist visit required!

How Do I Use Them?

Your Snap On Smile For Missing Teeth can be worn every day, and they’re simple and easy to apply. Just snap them in over your existing teeth in the morning, and enjoy a healthy looking, beautiful smile with no change in speech. You can even drink and eat with your veneers in place.

Don’t wait to give yourself the gift of a perfect smile. Our top quality snap on veneers are made with great care and precision in our lab and will look natural because they are custom made from the impressions and using the photos you send us. Our veneers are comfortable, durable, and beautiful. You won’t have to endure any dentist appointments, pain, discomfort, surgery or recovery time, and you won’t spend a fortune just to be able to smile with confidence.

At Shiny Smile Veneers, we can give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of, at a price you can afford with our Snap On Smile For Missing Teeth made just for you. Are you ready to smile and shine? Shop now! Don’t wait another day to get your Shiny Smile!

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