I had some porcelain veneers done. When he first tried them on I thought they were too long, so he sent them back. The problem is, I really didn’t get to try them on for the second time before he cemented them on permanently. They’re really too small and two of the teeth, I think they’re called incisors, don’t match at all. Would it be a lot of trouble for my dentist to re-do the porcelain veneers?
Francine M.-Jackson, MI
While it will be a difficulty for your dentist to re-do your porcelain veneers, you paid to have a beautiful smile and I feel you have a right to expect one. Plus, he really should have let you have time to try them in before permanently bonding them on. However, if the veneers are functional you don’t have a lot of recourse, so I would start by asking him very nicely.
A true cosmetic dentist would never be satisfied if his or her clients wasn’t thrilled with their new smile. Unfortunately, I do not believe your dentist is an expert cosmetic dentist, otherwise, he would never have bonded on the veneers without giving you ample time to look at them in various lighting.
If you have trouble getting him to re-do the veneers, you could take it a step further. I’d suggest getting a second opinion by a true cosmetic dentist. If he thinks they need to be re-done, he could put a little pressure on your dentist. Many dentists care about the opinion of their peers and wouldn’t want to appear incompetent.
I would use one of the dentists that are recommended by the mynewsmile.com website. There are only two recommended for the whole state of Mississippi. One in Hattisburg and one in Tupelo. Believe me, it is worth the drive.
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