I had six porcelain veneers done. I fell and chipped one of them. My dentist replaced it, but it looks a little different from the others. I couldn’t tell at the dentist’s office, but the new one looks cloudy compared to the others. Is there anything I can do to make it look like the others?
Jenny L. – Moore, OK
Unfortunately, once porcelain veneers are bonded on, the only way to change them is to replace them. Matching a single porcelain veneer is a very advanced cosmetic procedure. It ttakes a highly skilled cosmetic dentist to do that well.
If you’re confident your dentist is skilled enough, than go ahead and have your dentist re-do it. If, however, you’re a little concerned that he can’t match it, then don’t go forward. You’ll only end up with another disappointing veneer.
My suggestion is you get an AACD accredited dentist. The AACD is the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dentists who reach accredited status are the top in their field. They have to demonstrate not just technical proficiency, but also great artistry.
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