I was so excited to get my porcelain veneers, but now that I have them, I am completely disappointed – so much so that I am trying to get some of my money back on the procedure because the veneers need to redone. But my dentist doesn’t agree. I told her that they are bulky and uncomfortable and she pretty much told me that they are comfortable. How does she know how they feel? They are not her teeth. I literally had to go to another dentist to get them trimmed down some, but I still don’t like them. What can I do? — Sandy
It’s interesting that your dentist seems to know how your veneers feel. However, it’s not surprising because that is often the difference between a general dentist who likes to do cosmetic dentistry and an actual cosmetic dentist. Dentists are taught early on in dental school that it is their job to know what is best, rather than listen to what a patient wants. Cosmetic dentists, on the other hand, listen intently to their patients and what they want.
Dentists fix things. Cosmetic dentists are passionate and creative. Only about two percent of dentists are really good at creating a new smile. You need an expert cosmetic dentist – one with an artistic eye who’s ultimate goal is that your veneers look good and that you truly love your smile.
Continue working with your dentist resolve your situation. Maybe by bring in a cosmetic dentist to provide a second opinion she’ll be more open to listening to how you truly feel about her work.
This blog post is brought to you by Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Phelan Thomas. For more information on the services he provides, please visit his Des Moines cosmetic dentist website.