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Horrible Experience With Veneers

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Horrible Experience With Veneers

Postby MB50 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:34 am

I had very small teeth with a very gummy smile. After years of hating my smile, I decided to have crown lengthening surgery followed by 6 upper veneers. My dentist was excellent and showed me photos of veneer cases so I trusted that he would do a great job. Everything went smoothly until it came time for the final cementing of the veneers. I asked to see the veneers before they were placed permanently. I wanted to check the size, color and shape and make sure I was happy. The dentist ignored my request, layed them on for 2 seconds and I got to glance, but couldn't really tell how they looked. I was completely upset and distraught at the appearance, color, size and fit of the final veneers!!! They were fake looking and several shades lighter than my other teeth even though I went to the lab for custom color match. Two weeks later, my gums became very inflammed and swollen and it was determined that the biologic width was compromised causing the irritation. The only positive thing was that my dentist did not charge me and reluctantly offered to re-do the veneers. I decided that I would seek out a new dentist to re-do the veneers.

I found a new dentist who showed me several cases that looked great. I also spoke to a past patient who was totally satisfied with her veneer re-do. I was totally confident that the new dentist would do an excellent job. I had to endure the old veneer removal, a revision on the Peridontal surgery, wait 3 months for the bone and tissue to heal, wear temporaries for 3 months and after several office visits, photos, models, and wax ups, I was ready the final veneers. After my past complaints, I assumed that the compassionate dentist was going to use the try in paste to let me see the veneers before permanently cementing. No, he did the same exact thing as the first dentist. He laid them on for 2 seconds and just started cementing them. The final result was that the size, look and shape were great, but the color again was too light, very opaque and fake looking. Even worse, was that on both lateral incisors, there are now huge black triangle gaps. I was totally dissappointed and mentioned my concerns, but he said that my gums were irritated and red from the placement and this affected the color. Also, he said that the gum tissue would grow in and fill in the gaps. I highly doubt that the gaps will fill in. I have now spent 1 year dealing with this and $19,000 on the gum surgery and veneers and am totally devastated!!!

My advice to anyone who is thinking about veneers to not do it!! I should have just lived with my teeth the way they were. I wanted a natural look, not a fake white Hollywood smile. I didn't want people to notice that I had veneers, but just think I had a beautiful smile with normal sized teeth. I have now become a veneer expert and can spot people with veneers. I admit that most veneers look bulky and fake, either too yellow, too grey, too one color, or too white. One last comment, veneers look very good in photos, but look very different in person. In photos, veneers can look very natural, but in real life, they look very fake.

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Re: Horrible Experience With Veneers

Postby mirsald » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:58 am

Can you put the before and after pictures?
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Re: Horrible Experience With Veneers

Postby alejandra007 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:36 am

Honestly, why would you have the dentist cement them for the SECOND time without you inspecting them? You can't blame the doctors. That was on you.

I made sure that my doctor did not cement them. I checked them under different lighting...different angle, distance etc.

My teeth look natural. They are not bulky, but I do regret getting them because they had to grind down my natural teeth to put on the veneers...to be honest with you, i had great teeth and didn't need them to begin with.
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Re: Horrible Experience With Veneers

Postby RainaAddams » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:10 am

Thats totally right. You should not allow the dentist to carry on further procedure until you are confident about the color of Veneers. Even i have went through this procedure in luton from a clinic Bramingham dental and they did their job well. No complaints. i think you can consult some nhs dentists near by. :roll:
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