I’m hoping you can give me some advice. I paid to get ultra thin porcelain veneers. I was excited about them. The color is fine and the shape is OK, but they look kind of bulky. Is there anything I can do about that. I assumed because they were ultra thin, that issue wouldn’t even come up.
Janna T. – Oregon
I suspect you received the Lumineers brand of porcelain veneers. They are marketed as easy to place to dentists because they, technically, don’t require any tooth prep. Unfortunately, that means a lot of inexperienced cosmetic dentists latch on to that and don’t consider the individual patient’s smile.
While ultra-thin veneers can sometimes be placed without any tooth preparation, that isn’t always the case. There are occasions that if there is no tooth preparation, then the smile can look bulky.
There’s nothing you can do to change the bulky look short of getting new porcelain veneers made. I’d suggest if you do that, you don’t get them done by the same dentist.
To make porcelain veneers look as stunning as they’re meant to look, you really need a dentist who is both technically proficient AND artistic.
You average family dentist, who does some cosmetic dentistry, doesn’t usually fit into that mold. Look for someone who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
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