My dentist is suggesting I get porcelain veneers for an issue I’ve been having. My mouth seems to be collapsing. It is getting harder and harder to see my teeth when I smile and I’ve even been having trouble saying certain letters such as P and T. I want to make sure that porcelain veneers are the right solution before I move forward. It’s a rather expensive procedure.
If your dentist suggested that porcelain veneers would fix your problem, he is mistaken. The only thing it will improve is the appearance of your teeth. Even that will depend on his or her skill as a cosmetic dentist.
You have a bigger issue than just the appearance. Based on your description, it sounds like your teeth are worn down. It’s likely you are grinding your teeth without realizing it. Most patients who grind their teeth do so while they are sleeping.
This grinding wears the teeth down to little nubs and causes your mouth to over close. This can lead to TMJ disorder and will give you a lifetime of jawpain and migraines.
You’ll need a dentist with extensive treatment in TMJ disorder in order to fix this properly. This is especially true with a case like yours which will be more advanced than most.
In your place, I’d look for a dentist who received training in one of the following institutions, which are all highly reputable.
- The Dawson Academy
- The Spear Institute
- The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
- The Pankey Institute
A dentist with this type of training will be qualified to provide you with the solution to fix your bite and your appearance.
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