My sister and I were both planning on getting a smile makeover. She beat me to the punch and I’m feeling glad she did because I’m hoping to learn from her disaster. I don’t want to sound mean but her teeth look like horse teeth. Is there a way I can make sure my teeth won’t look bulky? She said hers were no-prep. Is that the problem or is it something else? She’s pretty disappointed in her smile.
I wonder if your sister’s dentist placed Lumineers on her teeth. They’re a brand of porcelain veneers which are highly marketed as being no-prep. The problem is some smiles do need prep even with an ultra-thin brand of porcelain veneers. Otherwise, they look bulky. Your sister’s smile sounds like one of those.
Sadly, these are marketed to inexperienced cosmetic dentists as being easy to place. Being easy to place is completely different than making them look stunning. There’s much more to porcelain veneers than just the prep of the teeth.
The key to a beautiful smile makeover is choosing the right dentist to design your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is an art form. If you were commissioning a portrait you wouldn’t just hire the first artist that popped up on your internet search. You’d do research to see if you like the type of work they do.
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You’ll want a dentist who’s passed accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. AACD accredited dentists are the top cosmetic dentists in the world. They’ve passed stringent oral and written exams. Additionally, they had to demonstrate their artistry by providing a large sample of specific cases they’ve completed.
Any accredited dentist can give you a truly stunning smile. In fact, most of them have a beautiful smile guarantee. You’ll find your smile makeover gives you increased confidence.
As for your sister, you can’t really “improve” veneers once they’ve been permanently bonded on. Her best bet is to have her case completely re-done. If her dentist cares about the quality of his work, he won’t want a patient to be disappointed in their smile. Hopefully, he’ll be willing to do it over or give her a refund.
If he does it over, make sure he allows her to look at her porcelain veneers carefully with a try-in paste before he bonds them on. She should give complete approval before allowing them to be permanently bonded.
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