I had bonding done many years ago, and now it's chipped and getting discolored. Bleach will not work, because it is not real enamel. I need to get several teeth done and am wondering if any of you have any experience or advice. My teeth are nice and straight, I just want a really great smile (not chicklet teeth though) Also, what is the approximate cost?
Veneers vs bonding vs caps
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/24/2012|
Veneers start in the tens of thousands of dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/01/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/01/2011|
Tens of thousands for a few teeth? You have to be joking. TENS of thousands???
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/01/2011|
No, He is not joking. Bonding is the cheapest and often best method but most dentists won't do it because the profit is low and it takes work.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/01/2011|
Veneers are NOT tens of thousands of dollars! The great part about a veneer versus a cap, the dentist doesn't have to shave your tooth down. Veneers are thinner than caps, though if you've had a root canal, most dentists prefer to cap root canaled teeth because the teeth are so weak. Frankly, if your teeth are healthy and simply discolored, I'd stick to complete tooth bonding. Getting all the front teeth bonded, all the teeth which show when you smile, is much much cheaper than veneers. You'd, of course, have to get all the top bonded, because the color has to match uniformly. The bottom teeth can simply be bleached to match the bonding. Bonding is actually the same material used for veneers. My dentist only charges $200 for complete tooth bonding and even less for a bonded filling. He even built up a broken side tooth which had a root canal many years ago, the tooth looks better than it did before the root canal.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/01/2011|
This looks really good
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/01/2011|
This is hilarious, because once she snaps the teeth in she can barley annunciate. She sounds like Cindy Brady.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/01/2011|
"Bonding is the cheapest and often best method but most dentists won't do it because the profit is low and it takes work."
Not if you go to a decent dentist who listens to your financial situation.
If a dentist forces an expensive procedure on you, he's the wrong dentist!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/01/2011|
Exactly R8...most dentists are the wrong dentists and in it for the $$ only.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/01/2011|
Had my entire mouth capped. Right around $25,000 and worth every penny! Doc gave a 10% discount for paying cash upfront.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/01/2011|
Color me stupid but I thought veneers, bonding and caps were all the same thing.%0D %0D What's the difference between them ?%0D %0D How long do they last ?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/01/2011|
Veneers do shave off teeth. You take the top portion off of it and cement porcelain on it. Every ten years, or earlier you're teeth have to be redone. Eventually depending on how long you live and your oral health the tooth will be capped anyway.
Veneers start between $1,000 and $1,500 PER TOOTH, depending on where you live. Of course you don't need to veneer the back ones that don't show. Some people have very toothy smiles.
Bonding falls off much more rapidly than veneers, so it's cheaper but most people spend the same money on rebonding as they do for a veneer.
Because a veneer removes part of the actual tooth to be placed, you can't go back. Veneers will block out even the darkest of stains. Other times of veneers like Lumineers are less destructive to your teeth but they don't work as well on discolored teeth.
Caps and veneers lack the natural luminosity of real teeth, so you can usually tell a fake smile, because of this lack of luminosity. But it's better than being snaggle tooth.
No insurance pays for veneers because it's always cosmetic.
The hardest part of dentistry is even if you get a root canal and a cap, if the cap is the wrong color the dentist won't redo it simply because at that point your insurance considers it cosmetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/24/2012|
I just saw an ad for a Christmas special on Lumineers. Normally they run $1,750 PER TOOTH, but now you can get them for only $700 per tooth.
But thanks to Obama you will get no UHC but a cheap imitation that excludes not only 22 million Americans but dental.
AND WAIT THERE'S MORE
You'll pay MORE for the lousy insurance, that is those who aren't welfare queens and food stamp mooches
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/24/2012|
This is for the dentist to determine. If the teeth were previously bonded and have some decay or have been filled, the only option is caps.
Obviously your insurance will determine the price--your plan should cover crowns. A crown, under many plans, costs around $400 to $500 a tooth. The filing of the teeth for crowns can cost $100 to $200 per tooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/24/2012|
Vain gays obsessing over shallow beauty procedures?
Who'd have thunk it?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/24/2012|
just get a grill like I have!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/24/2012|
I tried Snap-On Smile and found Rudy Giuliani staring back at me from the mirror!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/24/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/24/2012|
It's got longevity!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/24/2012|