I’ve had veneers for 2 years. I did the try in before the permanent ones were made, but I swear the try ins were not this white! When the permanent ones came in, I told my dentist that they were too white but she said that they are the same color as what I tried in and I just needed to get used to them. 2 years later and I hate them. People actually tell me how white my teeth are. Then they ask me if they are my real teeth. I just avoid the story and say Yes. My question is: Can my veneers be darkened or am I stuck with them? Thank you. Kamal
Kamal – Unfortunately, your veneers cannot be darkened. Veneers are stain resistant, and they also resist changes in color. When your veneers are exactly what you want, those are both positive things.
What do you do now? The only option to receive veneers that look natural is to receive new veneers. If you decide to get new veneers in the future, only accept the work of a skilled cosmetic dentist. We recommend an accredited cosmetic dentist. What assurance does this give you? A cosmetic dentist who is accredited by the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry has completed and passed rigorous oral and written tests. He or she has submitted cosmetic dentistry cases of his or her own patients. These cases were reviewed by long-time experts in cosmetic dentistry. Only with approval of tests and submitted cases can a cosmetic dentist become accredited. It’s not a quick process that any dentist can achieve.
A cosmetic dentist has an artistic approach to designing your smile and will not be satisfied until it is perfect and exactly what you want.
Find a few accredited cosmetic dentists in your area. Request a consultation with each of them. You can ask to see photos of smile makeovers that each dentist has completed. You also can ask questions and discuss your payment options.
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