I am sick of trying to tell my dentist that my veneers aren’t right. This is the 5th set of temporaries I’ve had and he can’t get it right. We had a heated discussion on my last visit and I told him to worry about seeing me again because the veneers are a mess. That was kind of silly of me because the veneers need to come off. I want to know if you can tell me how I can flick of these temporaries that were bonded on? Thanks. Joél M.
Joél – We strongly recommend that you not try to take off your temporary veneers. Your frustration in trying to get the smile you want with porcelain veneers is understandable, but don’t take matters into your own hands.
Self-attempts to remove the veneers can result in damage to your tooth enamel or to a tooth itself. Leave the job to a skilled cosmetic dentist, because he or she has the tools and knows the technique required to remove the mock-up veneers. But don’t just visit any dentist to have the veneers removed. Take the time to do some research and find a highly trained, accredited if possible, cosmetic dentist.
A cosmetic dentist has artistic inclination and personally designs smiles for each patient. You can ask friends for recommendations or search online for an accredited cosmetic dentist, or a dentist who is a long-time member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Schedule a few consultations, ask each dentist about his or her training and credentials in cosmetic dentistry, and ask to see before-and-after pictures of porcelain veneers cases fully completed by the dentist.
Taking the time to find the right dentist for you will help you get the temporary veneers comfortably and properly removed, and give you the beautiful smile you want with porcelain veneers.
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