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August 8, 2013 6:01 AM
Hi Pals,

I hope this isn't a too personal question. However, in a place that can produce pages of comments about poop, i don't think it is. laugh flowerforyou

I'm getting older and my teeth are too.frown I've been thinking about Dental Veneers for years now, but couldn't afford it. Now, that i have the money, i'm afraid that i won't be happy with them. I don't want that look which i see on some actors, or rappers who must get rid of the Grill (Mouth full of gold) where it looks that they can't close their mouths.

Do you have Veneers? Do you know of a close relative or friend who's had them done? Are you/they happy? Will you do it again if you had the chance to reverse time?

Thanks for all advice and opinions flowerforyou
  128027
August 8, 2013 6:03 AM
Check out Lumineers, they don't required any grinding on your teeth and if you hate them you can always take them off. They might even have something better now.
August 8, 2013 6:09 AM
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Check out Lumineers, they don't required any grinding on your teeth and if you hate them you can always take them off. They might even have something better now.



Thank You! I'll check it out right now. :)
  128027
August 8, 2013 6:12 AM
I got them about 5 years ago. Mine were very expensive... $1000 per tooth. I just got the four front top ones done. I have great insurance, but since they are considered cosmetic, they were not covered. If you get them you need to be careful when eating hard things like apples, carrots, or nuts. You shouldn't chew ice or bite on a wrapper to open something --- all things we do sometimes without thinking.

One of mine has chipped (I don't know how it happened), and I need to get it replaced. I would get them again because they do really improve your appearance. Good luck:-)
  5968433
August 8, 2013 6:19 AM
QUOTE:

I got them about 5 years ago. Mine were very expensive... $1000 per tooth. I just got the four front top ones done. I have great insurance, but since they are considered cosmetic, they were not covered. If you get them you need to be careful when eating hard things like apples, carrots, or nuts. You shouldn't chew ice or bite on a wrapper to open something --- all things we do sometimes without thinking.

One of mine has chipped (I don't know how it happened), and I need to get it replaced. I would get them again because they do really improve your appearance. Good luck:-)



Much appreciated Yadda. Wow, i didn't know they were that fragile. I love apples and all that is crunchy. grumble I might have to rethink this and get my eyes done instead.... lol
  128027
August 8, 2013 6:23 AM
I eat apples all the time... just cut them up first. I eat carrots every day... just in small pieces. You don't want to chomp them with your veneers. I think my chip (its very small), came from regular wear and tear. My dentist is going to charge me half price for the replacement.

I did not write my post to discourage you. I love them, and they really make a difference in the way I look. If you can afford them, just read up on them and go for it:-)
  5968433
August 8, 2013 6:26 AM
PS... I had Lasix done on my eyes. The cost was about the same as my veneers. Veneers worth it, Lasix not worth it. LOL...
  5968433
August 8, 2013 6:27 AM
QUOTE:

I eat apples all the time... just cut them up first. I eat carrots every day... just in small pieces. You don't want to chomp them with your veneers. I think my chip (its very small), came from regular wear and tear. My dentist is going to charge me half price for the replacement.

I did not write my post to discourage you. I love them, and they really make a difference in the way I look. If you can afford them, just read up on them and go for it:-)



Okay, I'm back on it. If you are doing those things still and will recommend, I think i can handle them. I'm currently on a site reading up on Lumineers. They seem like a great alternative. I haven't gotten to the price yet. lol

I'm glad to get some real life experience, thank you!


Update: Just read where it's $800 - $2000 per tooth for lumineers, depending on individual cases. As i looked at the Gallery, it seems that 6 - 10 Teeth is about the average when i look at the smile. I think i need about 8... I have a big smile...lol
Edited by spicy618 On August 8, 2013 6:32 AM
  128027
August 8, 2013 6:35 AM
QUOTE:

PS... I had Lasix done on my eyes. The cost was about the same as my veneers. Veneers worth it, Lasix not worth it. LOL...


Wow, Really? I was thinking more of Upper/Lower eyelid Surgery. SInce the morning i turned 45, i'm seeing every age spot and wrinkle... lol. I definitely don't want to see clearer.... just kidding. My eyesight is about the most youthful thing i have left. 20/20 laugh
  128027
August 8, 2013 2:09 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

PS... I had Lasix done on my eyes. The cost was about the same as my veneers. Veneers worth it, Lasix not worth it. LOL...


Wow, Really? I was thinking more of Upper/Lower eyelid Surgery. SInce the morning i turned 45, i'm seeing every age spot and wrinkle... lol. I definitely don't want to see clearer.... just kidding. My eyesight is about the most youthful thing i have left. 20/20 laugh


HAHAHA! When I had Lasix done, I lost my reading vision, but I gained distance. I miss being able to read without glasses. I was about 45 when I had it done, and they told me that that would happen. I just didn't realize how much I would miss my close vision... but I do like to be able to drive without glasses. Regarding the wrinkles, I can't see them without my reading glasses, so maybe the Lasix was a good thing after all:-)
  5968433
August 8, 2013 3:20 PM
NO don't do them. I have dentists in the family. Save healthy teeth if you can!

edit: i mean veneers
Edited by anemoneprose On August 8, 2013 3:22 PM
August 8, 2013 3:26 PM
I work in a dental office and I recommend Lumineers, Very durable, VERY pretty, not fake looking, and minimal damage to your teeth =)
  3247768
August 8, 2013 3:28 PM
My mom has them. She's a dental assistant and her current veneers are her second "set" (I'm not sure set is the correct word? But you know what I mean!). The first time she had them done was over 10 years ago and they were regular veneers, she now has lumineers. Lumineers are thinner and more natural looking usually. I think they look great and would like to get them myself someday when I have the money as my teeth are too small for my mouth and I'd like them to be made slightly bigger and of course whiter will be nice too!

I say go for it. Tell the dentist your concerns and that you want them to look good, but natural and he/she should be understanding and be able to give you what you want.
  10383912
August 12, 2013 2:26 PM
I wanted to get Veneers when I had to get the bonding replaced on my front teeth, from a biking accident (old & yellowing; was over 10 yrs old) but because I had a root canals of those teeth; I was told I could only get porcelain crowns. They look better than my old teeth but they feel too thick; if that makes sense. Any dentist getting that much money from your should give you a free consultation LOL My crowns cost $1800, for the two of them, BTW.
August 12, 2013 2:52 PM
I have them and it is a love/hate relationship. I love my new smile and they look natural. Prior to having the veneers I had what dentist refer to as a "gummy smile", my teeth were small and I had large gums. My cousin who is a dentist wanted to start making veneers in his office (had been making the crowns for years) and offered to do mine for free if I would be his guinea pig but that I would have to have a gum lengthening procedure done first. My cousin lives in Virginia and I am in Alabama so I would have to have the gum lengthening procedure locally and fly to Virginia to have the veneers done. The gum procedure was $2,000 and I have to say that was the best money that I have ever spent in my life, I absolutely love the results from that. I now have normal size teeth and no longer all gums. The veneers I also love but I also hate them sometimes. I now have perfectly straight proportioned teeth that are whiter than my real teeth and for that I really like them. There is one tooth that is out of whack on the inside of my mouth and that drives me insane but because I live so far away I cannot have my cousin fix it (but on the exterior it is not visible). When I had them done my mouth was swollen and sore from the initial installation of them so it was not till I returned home to Alabama that I noticed this.

Pros: Love my new smile. Love the perfectly shaped teeth. LOVE LOVE LOVE that I got this all done for free (excluding gum lengthening.)

Cons: Always worrying that one will come off and not being close to my cousin for a repair. Not being able to eat foods like corn on the cob, apples, ribs, or pretty much anything without cutting into pieces and eating it with my back teeth. I ended up having to get 2 root canals right after having them done which is a common risk of getting them.

Would I do them if I had the chance over....Yep, in a heart beat.
  43279024
August 20, 2013 10:06 AM
Thank you all so very much for your responses!

I'm sorry for my delay in responding. I didn't realize others had replied.

flowerforyou
  128027

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