What happens if I don’t like my porcelain veneers after I get them?

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.


Change dentures more often so my face won’t sag

That’s what I heard. Is it true that if I change my dentures more often my face won’t sag? If so is there something like a frequent denture buyers’ plan I can get on so that the frequent change will be more affordable for me? It’s my 15th year of wearing dentures and I have to do something before it’s too late. I am only 62 yrs old and I feel like the sagging will make me look 10 yrs older. Are certain types of dentures better than others to control the sagging a bit? Thanks. Cynthia.

Cynthia – Facial sagging, or facial collapse, occurs when all of your teeth are missing. Missing teeth cause the jawbone to resorb, and the minerals from it are used elsewhere in the body. This process will continue to occur regardless of how frequently complete removable dentures are changed.

What will prevent facial sagging with dentures is to support the dentures with dental implants. As few as two dental implants can be used to support the dentures, but if it’s within your budget to receive more, that’s even better.

When dental implants are surgically implanted in your jawbone, the body allows the bone to remain there, and it won’t be resorbed. Your bone structure will continue to support your facial muscles and prevent sagging.

Before you receive a new set of dentures, speak with a skilled cosmetic dentist about getting natural-looking dentures that are supported with implants. Depending on the condition of your current dentures, it may be possible to adjust them to accommodate implants.

This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.