I keep hearing that porcelain veneers are the “go to” for a smile makeover. I also hear they give you a perfect smile. I’m worried a perfect smile would look unrealistic and fake. Is it possible to have some minor flaws built into the smile makeover? I want to look pretty but natural if that makes sense. I don’t want to end up like these “plastic” gals you often see out here in California where you know most of their body is as purchased as their clothes.
I’m glad you explained exactly what you’re looking for because it helps me answer your question a little better. I think porcelain veneers are the ideal treatment for your smile makeover goals. Here’s the thing about porcelain veneers. The right cosmetic dentist can custom design your smile to look exactly how you picture it.
Veneers are capable of changing the shape, size, and color of your teeth. This one procedure can replace teeth whitening, orthodontics, and bonding all in one. However, choosing the right dentist is a must. You want it to look natural and not store bought. While a dentist could build in some minor imperfections, if they’re not skilled in cosmetics it could still end up looking fake. Yet, done correctly, a “perfect” smile can look totally natural.
What you’ll want to do is look up some cosmetic dentists in your area. Check out their smile galleries to see what type of results they get. Dentists post the cases they’re the most proud of on their smile galleries, so if you don’t like what you see there, move on to a different dentist. However, if you do like the results they get, there are a couple more steps I’d recommend taking before allowing the dentist to work on your smile makeover.
The next step would be to check their reviews on sites such as Google or Yelp. It’s always helpful to know how satisfied their patients have been in the past. You may find the dentist does great work but is a total jerk. If there’s another dentist who does equally good work but is friendly with patients that will be a more positive experience for you.
Finally, I’d call the office or check their website to see if they have a beautiful smile guarantee. Most skilled cosmetic dentists wouldn’t be satisfied if their patient wasn’t thrilled. To that end, they guarantee their work.
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