I’m in the process of saving up for porcelain veneers. My sister was doing the same, but has more money than I do, so she’s already done her makeover. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well. Her teeth look fake, which is the opposite of what you want. Plus, one of them keeps falling off and she has to keep going back. Is this common? I do want this makeover, but I don’t want to end up in my sister’s position. What can I do differently?
Porcia L. – Arizona
First, let me assure you this is not common if you go to the right cosmetic dentist. It sounds like your sister went to a dentist who does cosmetic dentistry but doesn’t have a great deal of skill and artistry. Most patients don’t realize there isn’t a cosmetic dentistry specialty. Any general dentist can advertise as a cosmetic dentist regardless of their level of training.
If you want to avoid the same disaster with your porcelain veneers, I suggest you look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist. There are a couple of ways you can go about this. First, is to look on the mynewsmile.com website. You can do a search for advanced cosmetic dentists based on your zip code. No one can purchase a recommendation from them. It’s based completely on merit.
Another option is to look at the smile galleries of the dentist to see if you like the type of results they get. They should create stunning smiles. Don’t settle. Some cosmetic dentists, like Dr. Krutchick, offer a beautiful smile guarantee.
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