Any dentist can do porcelain veneers, as no special training is necessary. They can take a weekend course and all of a sudden they are now a cosmetic dentist. Porcelain veneers, also called laminates or teeth veneers, can be harmful to your health if one of these untrained dentists does the treatment.
Fake Looking Veneers
The results can be bad porcelain veneers. This is the number one complaint from new patients in my office. They just had porcelain veneers done, (generally at a discount) and they now have bad porcelain veneers.
They complain that they are too thick or too “fake” looking. The only way to solve this problem is to start over. The bad porcelain veneers have to be removed and replaced with new porcelain veneers. See this case on bad porcelain veneers.
Replacing Bad Porcelain Veneers
With over 30 years of experience, replacing bad porcelain veneers has a benefit as, according to Dr. Sam Muslin, “the patient now has an educated eye”. The patients are smarter and have a much better idea of what will look good in their mouth.
Dr. Sam Muslin works on every single porcelain veneer with his ceramist personally. He will develop your smile and create the most natural appearance possible because he has the experience. His before and after photo gallery may be one of the best untouched and unaltered series of real life patients that he has personally treated. He sincerely thanks these patients for their permission to show his work.
Non-Invasive Porcelain Veneers
Do not be fooled by a convincing cosmetic dentist. Ask to see the actual photos of their work. In Dr. Sam Muslin’s office, his patient before and after photos are perfectly matched with the same expression and quality of photography. What he means is that his before photo and the after photos match.
Watch out for the tricky cosmetic dentists. They will have the before photo with the patient frowning and the after photo was taken by a professional photographer and was also touch up. These are fakes! You want to see the patient’s faces in the same position, same angle and with the same level of photography so you can actually see the real results. Do not get fooled by the tricky cosmetic dentist. See another case study on non-invasive porcelain veneers.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA