Dealing with Ill Fitting Porcelain Veneers
A porcelain veneer is a slim wafer of porcelain that is bonded to your teeth. But while they are used for cosmetic purposes, make no mistake, they can change your facial appearance. That’s because you are basically adding to the size of your teeth. It is similar to putting on a glove. Your hands appear larger.
Porcelain veneers are not meant to be obvious but they can increase your tooth size by a fraction of a millimeter.
The other thing that sometimes occurs is that the veneers do not look natural. They can have a “too white” appearance making it all too apparent that you have just had veneers put on.
If you are not careful whom you select to perform cosmetic dentistry, you could end up like Janice. Her veneers felt too bulky and fake looking. Unhappy with the results, she went back to the dentist. He didn’t know what to do. She went to yet another dentist and got similar results.
Going Beyond Porcelain Veneers
While veneers can be used just for cosmetic purposes, it is good to go to a cosmetic dentist who can examine why you might need veneers in the first place. For example, in the case of Janice, the dentist who put her veneers on achieved his objective of lengthening her teeth.
However, you can see that the ten veneers he placed on her upper teeth completely ignored the relationship with the lower teeth and the bite. They caused an overbite (hence the “too bulky” feeling) and caused her face to appear shorter.
The Dental Face Lift ®
Dr. Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD suggested another solution to Janice. He wanted to treat just her teeth in such a manner that it would enhance her entire face and improve her dental health in the process.
In addition to replacing the ten veneers, Dr. Muslin had to address the issues of her bite, worn down by age. He aligned the jaw position and improved her bite so she felt more comfortable. The quality of porcelain he used for the veneers not only matched the color of all of her teeth, it lengthened Janice’s entire face. Her lips became supported and her smile appeared more balanced.
After the treatment, her upper and lower face aligned in complete harmony with each other.
Contact Dr. Sam Muslin to optimize your dental health and enhance your appearance.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA