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Cosmetic dentistry

Posted by fran1523 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 16:49

Does anyone here have experience with cosmetic dentistry, whitening, veneers, etc. I've always hated my teeth and thought my smile left a lot to be desired. I'm thinking seriously about having some kind of work done. I've got so much invested in the infrastructure with crowns, fillings. bridges, and implants that I might as well go for the stuff that shows.

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RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I had veneers on six or eight top front teeth about 15 years ago.....well worth the money.
I had an excellent dentist.
I also have two implants.
The most important thing to remember is to be very diligent in flossing and brushing. I also use a WaterPic.
Good luck.

RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I found out I am allergic to whiting products. But would love to have my teeth straightened, but dentist said no due to my age.

RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I have dental implants....what they call the "all on four" procedure. It is four implants top, and four bottom, and arches of teeth attach to them. I guess that is cosmetic. It sure changed my looks!

RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I got braces at age 54!
They are off now, and they were worth all the time and trouble (and pain!).

RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I'm tempted to get braces now and I am older than LuAnn. I've always had a lower front tooth that protruded a little bit. The permanent tooth came in before the baby tooth fell out. It seems to have shifted in the past few years and now is pushing against my upper front tooth. It's really annoying and I'd love to get that lower tooth back in line. The rest of my teeth are straight but I so wish my parents had gotten braces for my lower teeth. In the meantime, I whiten them and I do have one implant.

There's a memorable moment in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married when she is talking to her grandfather (Barney):

Peggy Sue: Grandpa, if you had a chance to go back and do it all differently, what would you have changed?
Barney Alvorg: Well, I would have taken better care of my teeth.

Ha, ha, that line always resonates with me!

RE: Cosmetic dentistry

I've had braces at 40.
Veneers on 12 teeth when I was 50.
Two implants with a bridge three years ago at age 57.
The braces were a waste of money.
The implants were necessary because I was born without several adult teeth and a couple capped baby teeth finally gave out.
The veneers changed my life. I smile like I've never smiled before, ever, in my life. I love them so much despite the large void in my bank account.


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