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Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-designed covers for teeth used for whitening or damage repair.

I have a gap in my front teeth, can I use veneers or Lumineers to make my two front teeth larger?

Kamini Talati (Port Saint Lucie, FL) on Oct 25, 2011
Veneers or Lumineers can be used to close a gap. However, if the diastema (gap) is too large, the front teeth will appear to be too big. Have your dentist do a wax-up on a model. The wax-up allow you to see how your teeth will look after treatment. a You may want to veneer the front four teeth to achieve a cohesive appearance.
Les Latner (Los Angeles, CA) on Oct 25, 2011
Yes, but it depends on your particular situation. You will need to consult your cosmetic dentist.
Leonard Tau (Philadelphia, PA) on Oct 25, 2011
Generally when you have a gap between your two front teeth it can be corrected with veneers. The only concern would be that your two front teeth are much larger than the others. You many need to veneer several teeth to make sure everything is in proportion. You do not want to look like Bugs Bunny!
Michael Apa (New York, NY) on Dec 2, 2011
yes, that is what they're designed for. veneers, custom made, are always a better option for aesthetics and the health and longevity of the teeth.
Brook Derenzy (Redmond, OR) on Nov 21, 2011
This is often the required treatment to close a large gap. Veneers are likely the longest lasting and best cosmetic outcome for closing diastemas (gaps). Another conservative option is direct composite bonding, but this depends on the size of the gap. Composite bonding tends to lose its luster and collects more stain than porcelain veneers (watch out coffee drinkers).
Inna Shimanovsky (Oregon City, OR) on Nov 19, 2011
Absolutely!! However, if the gap is large you my need to put veneers not on two but four teeth for better esthetic results.
Christopher Baer (Aurora, CO) on Oct 27, 2011
It would depend on the size of the gap. Sometimes veneers can fill the space, but it all depends on the tooth proportions. Making a tooth too wide can have negative consequences, and while the gap would be filled, the teeth would look unnatural. Sometimes orthodontics can be done for less than the cost of the veneers.
Amanda Seay (Mount Pleasant, SC) on Oct 26, 2011
Yes you can but it also depends on the size of your gap. If the gap is too large and you try to close the space with veneers then you could end up with two oversized veneers. Your dentist can do a smile analysis to determine if veneers would be the best option for you.
Rogel Carlos (Chandler, AZ) on Oct 26, 2011
Absolutely! It's a very easy procedure.