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Botched Veneers

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Dental veneers should be made of very thin pieces of biocompatible and very hard porcelain which are attached to the front of teeth to correct many smile problems. These include teeth that do not respond well to whitening, cracked and chipped teeth, those that are irregularly shaped or too large or too small than neighboring teeth, others that have spaces between them or are misaligned, but not necessitating full orthodontic treatment.

Our dentists have been a renowned cosmetic dentist for over three decades. Unfortunately, there is no licensing required for a dentist to claim to be a specialist in veneers, even though practices often market to the public based just on price, using veneers made of composite plastic resin, which typically last five years or even less. Beverly Hills Dentistry’s porcelain veneers can be in place for 10-15 years, making them very cost-effective and an important initial step in what may become a complete smile makeover and redesign.

Our dentist will go through our 7-step smile design process, including a virtual consultation, to be sure we can discuss your aesthetic goals and outline your general dental history. Your oral health (which has an important impact on your overall health) is our top priority and veneers can play a role in helping you maintain it, such as closing those gaps and changing your bite.

In deciding on the appearance of your veneers, we will discuss your goals, such as whether you want a much whiter, gleaming smile or one that is closer to your natural teeth. Not all practices are so thorough in planning and patients are often rushed to make choices without fully understanding the implications.

Doing veneers right requires a lot of experience and we see patients from other dentists who clearly do not have that, botching the results, leading to unhappy patients, sometimes badly and needing to be completely redone, other times disappointing because they are rather obviously not very sophisticated to discerning eyes.

If an insufficient amount of the surface of the teeth was not shaved off when the veneers were attached, they will stick out and look artificial.

If excess cement is not cleaned off before it hardens after attachment the veneers are attached to the teeth, it can get beneath the gums and irritate them.

If the margins where the veneers meet the teeth are uneven, inflammation of the gums can result.

Wearing the temporary veneers too long while waiting for the dental laboratory to craft the permanent ones can result in inflammation and complicate bonding, a problem that means the lab did not prioritize orders from that practice.

Wrong positioning of the veneers can mean your new bite will be poor, resulting in infection and interfering with proper attachment.

Once veneers are in place, you will want to stop chewing on pens, biting your nails, pulling clothing off and on with your teeth, chewing ice and very hard foods, and other habits that might damage them. Of course, you can get into trouble with veneers or any other dental procedure if you are not diligent about your dental hygiene.

If you are unhappy with previous veneers work and looking to correct botched results with the help of an aesthetic, goal-driven team in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks, you can reach out to us and schedule your appointment today.

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