One veneers looks off from the others

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

Jenny,

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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I don’t like how my dentures look

I’ve had dentures for about 12 years.  When I first got them, I was pretty satisfied with their appearance. But, now, with the explosion of cosmetic dentistry I feel my teeth look dated. Is there a way a cosmetic dentist can spruce them up to look more attractive?

Elaine B. – San Jose, CA

Elaine,

There are things they can do to your dentures to adjust their fit. But, what you’re wanting is essentially a denture makeover. That requires you to get a new set of dentures.

If you want them to be functional AND beautiful, then you’ll need to be sure to go to an excellent cosmetic dentist. An artistic cosmetic dentist can give you stunning dentures. I’d highly suggest seeing someone who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

What’s working in your favor is the length of time you’ve had your dentures. Normally, around the ten year mark, dental insurance will at least partially cover a new set of dentures.

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