My best friend got porcelain veneers. Her teeth were always prettier than mine, but now they’re absolutely gorgeous. I went to my dentist after doing some research. It really looked like this procedure could change the shape of your teeth. I thought I was clear about what type of smile I was looking for. He even said it could happen, but it didn’t turn out anything like I expected.
I didn’t let him bond them on, because I knew that it would be permanent. He said I could ask around, but would find that they look great and I’m being unreasonable. The thing is, and the part I’m finding hard to deal with is my left gumline is lower than my right. Plus, most of what you see when I smile is gum. It wasn’t that bad before I got the veneers. Help me. Am I being unreasonable?
Melody P. – Austin, TX
It sounds like the problem is more your dentist than your reasonableness. You needed some gum contouring done before they even began design of your porcelain veneers.
My suggestion is you go to another cosmetic dentist, one with a lot more cosmetic experience than your dentist. A second opinion validating what you feel, could force his hand into re-doing the porcelain veneers or giving you a refund so you can go to someone who’s capable of doing it right.
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