I am considering porcelain veneers. It is their permanency that is making me nervous, though. They are bonded to my teeth. What if I don’t like them? I visited one dentist who showed me digital before and after pictures of myself, but what if the real thing looks bad? What options will I have? How difficult will it be to go back to my natural teeth?– Jules
Jules – When a cosmetic dentist places your porcelain veneers, you will have plenty of input and opportunities to say what you do or don’t like about your smile makeover.
You should have access to the dentist’s smile gallery of patients for whom he or she has placed veneers. Digital images of yourself may also be provided. A wax model of your veneers will also be made. If it is not automatically offered, you can request a try-in model, made of dental composite. The try-in model will give you a precise idea of how the finished product will look and feel.
Dr. Hurley encourages her porcelain veneers patients to let her know if they have any hesitation about the look of the porcelain veneers. If there are any concerns, the veneers will be adjusted or completely remade until you are thrilled with the look of your new smile.
We cannot stress enough the importance of finding an accredited, skilled cosmetic dentist to complete your smile makeover. The results will be long-lasting and amazing. Otherwise, you can end up with veneers that you don’t like. After veneers are bonded to your teeth, the only way to improve your smile is to have the current veneers removed and replaced with new ones.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ top cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.