I’m not sure what to do. I got these porcelain veneers. I told the dentist exactly what I wanted, but for some reason what came back wasn’t even close. I told him I did not like them, but he said they’d be much better than what I chose. He feels like he’s the expert and knows what I need better than I do. I thought cosmetic dentistry was about what I wanted?
Amelia L. – Little Rock, AR
I don’t know how else to say this, but you need a different dentist. You’re right. Cosmetic dentistry is about what you want. I highly suggest you find a dentist who is better qualified. Ideally, you’d want one who is AACD accredited. It would be worth a drive if you could only find one in the next city.
It sounds like your dentist is more of a general dentist than a cosmetic dentist. In dental school we’re taught that we know better than the patient. However, those who study cosmetic dentistry, post graduate know it is all about how the patient feels about their smile.
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