Over a 2 month period I searched for a top dentist in town. I will let the dentist I found be anonymous but my teeth are now ruined. Nothing is top about them except that they are at the top of the list for the crappiest looking, most expensive teeth in town. You can bet that I have documented all of my discussions with this dentist who claims that I got exactly the look that I asked for. This mix of veneers and crowns is a mess. They are not even color matched. I am self-conscious about smiling which is ridiculous because I smiled before I even got this bogus smile makeover. If I could, I would get my natural teeth back because at least they looked like my own teeth. Not getting this fixed is not an option, but I just don’t know what to do or who to trust. How do I start? Thank you. G.C.
Dear G.C. – We are very sorry to hear about your negative experience. We suggest that you start by asking friends or family members for recommendations for cosmetic dentists. If you can’t get recommendations, search for an accredited cosmetic dentist, or an award-winning cosmetic dentist. A dentist’s website should list verifiable credentials, training, and awards.
After you select two to three cosmetic dentists, schedule a consultation with each of them. Explain your situation, ask the dentist how he or she would resolve the issue, and take notes. Prepare a list of questions about your concerns, and ask away. Ask to see before-and-after pictures of cases like yours that the dentist has completed, or work done by another dentist that he or she has corrected. Also ask for recommendations on how you can be reimbursed, or in some compensated, for the work done by the dentist who placed your crowns and veneers. The dentist you choose will likely be willing to help.
Remember to be patient. The resolution can take time, but with the right cosmetic dentist who has a proven record of being one of the top dentists in your area, your smile can be beautifully restored and look completely natural.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.