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Alliance Dental & Orthodontics - Downtown

Two, Four, Six, or Eight Porcelain Veneers or Dental Cleaning Package at Alliance Dental & Orthodontics (Up to 83% Off)

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Q:

Do you do Lumineers? I don't want my teeth ground down. If you do what would the cost for 6 or 8 of those be? Also I'm from San Diego so how many visits is this?

Anastasia S.  asked on  May 10, 2012

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I would suggest contacting Alliance Dental & Orthodontics directly at (415) 986-2626 for more information and price quote.

Sammy T.  from  Groupon  replied on  May 11, 2012

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Thank you for your question. Veneers are all made out of the same material, and function the same way. Lumineers is just one of many brands of veneers. When it comes to grinding down your tooth prior to the placement of the veneers, this completely depends on what it is that you want to achieve with your teeth. For example, if you have a tooth which you think is too big, or too pointy--you want to change the shape in some way--then this tooth would require some grinding down in order to accomodate the smaller veneer--and this would be the case whether you were using Lumineers or any other brand of veneers. However, if you wanted a small tooth made larger, then again, regardless of the brand, this tooth would require no preparation at all--as Lumineers claims. In the end you can think of it this way--there are two extremes when discussing how much prep work is required before the placement of veneers--including Lumineers.--there are cases on the one end that require little to no preparation at all--the veneer is simply adhered to the tooth--or there are cases on the other end of the spectrum where the patient's teeth are so misaligned that they would need to do orthodontic work--either braces or Invisalign--prior to the placement of veneers. This is because only with orthodontic work can the teeth be straightened enough so that the doctor can avoid significantly grinding them down prior to the placement of veneers--which is what is claimed by the Lumineers company. Hope this information helps when you are making your decision.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 13, 2012

Q:

Is this the same as pocelain crowns?

Judy P.  asked on  May 13, 2012

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Veneers are very different from crowns. A crown is like a cap that surrounds the entire tooth. Prior to placing a crown, your natural tooth structure has to be ground down quite a bit. However, a veneer is a thin piece of porcelain which is adhered to the face--the front side--only of your tooth. Hope this information helps.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 13, 2012

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You are welcome to come to our office for a complimentary consultation in order to determine if you are a candidate for veneers or crowns. If the doctor were to recommend crowns, then we would be able to extend special pricing to you for the crowns since you came to us through the Groupon promotion.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 13, 2012

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My two front teeth have a crack on the inner side and have a chip as they are getting very thin and weak. Would the veneers strengthen my teeth? Do you file them down to points and then put the veneer caps on? Thank you.

Judy P.  asked on  May 13, 2012

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We don't file them down to points. That sounds more like the tooth preparation for a crown, not a veneer. However, depending on the size of the crack, you might be more of a candidate for crowns as opposed to veneers. Because of that I would suggest that you call our office and make an appointment for a complimentary consultation. That way the doctor can take a look at the teeth in question and let you know if a crown or veneer is the better option. If veneers would work for you, then you could purchase the package at that point. However, if you do crowns as opposed to veneers, we would be willing to extend to you a special rate on the crowns since you came to our office through the Groupon promotion.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 13, 2012

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I chipped my two front teeth about ten years ago, and had them bonded; would you be able to put veneers on these teeth? Also, would they just put veneer caps on both teeth, or file them down and than put the porcelain in? Also, what kind of warranty/guarantee do you offer with the veneers, as other dentists often guarantee their work against chips, breaks, etc. Thanks, Alex

Alex G.  asked on  May 10, 2012

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If your teeth have been bonded, we can still do veneers for you. We would need to prepare the teeth as we would with doing any kind of veneer. All we can guarantee is our best effort. We 100% stand behind our work. If our work t hasn't held up due to something we could have done better, we always redo at a reasonable charge or even no charge depending on the situation. Once the work is done, there is just so much that is out of our reach, that it is just impossible to offer any guarantees of the work we have done. It is even illegal to guarantee work in some states. Finally, we don't dare to do something that our malpractice insurance company recommends against.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 10, 2012

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How do you know how many veneers you will need?

Sally Alina M.  asked on  May 10, 2012

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How many veneers you need depends on how many teeth you want to change. It could be just your front two teeth, or the front two plus the adjacent two, or the adjance four, or six. The shade and shape of the veneers are made to match your existing teeth. So if only your two front teeth need a makeover, then you would just do those two. But if you would like to change the first four, then you would do four. Hope this answers your question.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 10, 2012

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Hi, does this apply also to those who don't have dental care? Thank you!

Catherine L.  asked on  May 10, 2012

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The most certainly applies to those who don't have dental insurance.Thanks for your question.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 10, 2012

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I have the upper denture of 6 and not so straight teeth of 4 lower. Should I do the veneers or implants? And what are the costs for the implants for the upper parts? Thanks, Mark Thamkul

Mark T.  asked on  May 10, 2012

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Thank you for your question. Veneers cannot be done on a denture, only on natural teeth. Usually they are only done on the top teeth, not the bottom. If you wanted to replace your denture, then you would be doing implants--the cost of which varies. Hope this helps.

Ann P.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 10, 2012

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