If you are looking to beautify, restore, and rejuvenate your smile, there’s no better cosmetic dentistry procedure than veneers. Sometimes called porcelain veneers for historical reasons, these thin shells of advanced ceramic can brighten your smile better than teeth whitening, straighten them faster than orthodontics and simultaneously resize and reshape your teeth.
Unfortunately, they don’t always work as well as they should. Sometimes you will see a cosmetic dentist and get veneers that don’t look right. They might make your teeth look bulky.
No matter the problem, we can replace your unattractive veneers with new ones that look naturally beautiful.
Why Your Veneers Look Too Bulky
If you have veneers that look too big for your mouth, the problem is usually what are called no-prep or minimal prep veneers. These veneers are designed to bond directly to your natural teeth, without the removal of any natural tooth enamel. This can be good sometimes (we like to preserve natural tooth enamel when possible), but it’s only appropriate in a limited number of cases.
Some cosmetic dentists might use these veneers because it’s the only type they know how to use. Others like the profit margin because these veneers take less of their time. Still others might just not have the experience and judgement necessary to know when these veneers aren’t a good idea.
Why Your Veneers Might Not Look Natural
Modern cosmetic dentistry gives us all the tools we need to make dental restorations that look and function just like natural teeth. The combination of beauty and strength available in modern materials means that you should never have to settle for unnatural-looking veneers.
So why do some cosmetic dentists still give people smiles that can’t replicate nature? Usually it comes down to cost. Materials that are both attractive and strong are more expensive than some other materials that compromise either durability or appearance. A dentist might have promised you a lowball price to get your business, or perhaps you paid a higher price, but the dentist secretly increased their profit. Maybe it’s not the dentist, but the lab that’s responsible. Some labs, especially those in foreign countries, promise high quality, but can’t deliver.
The result is that you paid for a beautiful smile, but got results that don’t make you happy.
We Can Replace Unattractive Veneers
The good news is that you don’t have to live with bulky or unattractive veneers. We can replace them with more fitting and more natural-looking ones.
Once in place, veneers can last for decades, but with our equipment and techniques, we can remove them. Then we might need to reshape your teeth to make room for the new veneers so they don’t look bulky. We will work out our high-quality lab to make sure that your new veneers look as beautiful and natural as possible.
We can also replace veneers that used to look good but have worn or discolored with age.
Looking for New Veneers in Anchorage?
Are you unhappy with your current veneers? You don’t have to live with them anymore–we can replace them with more attractive ones so you can achieve or restore the smile of your dreams.
To learn how we can improve the appearance of your veneers, please call (907) 349-0022 today for an appointment with an Anchorage cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.