What Is the Worst Thing about Porcelain Veneers?

VENLAY® Restorations - Beyond Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry

Medically Reviewed by Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD | Last Updated on 08/16/2022

Most of us need some form of bite correction, and veneers don’t help at all. With veneers, the upper teeth don’t cosmetically match the color of the lower teeth unless we also had veneers on the lower. We need to begin thinking long term about our health and our smiles. We a living a lot longer than ever and we need to be just as concerned about the health of our teeth in the future. Letting a dentist drill down healthy tooth structure is really not necessary in most cases.

Are Veneers a Good or Bad Idea?

Cosmetic dentistry is all about the smile but has little health benefits. Most of the time, our bites are worn down, the jaws are misaligned, and we are getting older too fast because we don’t understand how much a bite optimization can improve our health and quality of life. The Face Lift Dentistry® method has major health benefits like breathing better and sleeping better because there is more room for the tongue.

A Conservative Cosmetic Dentist's Approach to Porcelain Veneers

Healthy Tooth Enamle Drill Down for Porcelain Veneers

A top cosmetic dentist that said, he or she would not drill down much tooth structure, and then drilled her cavity free, healthy teeth down to little pegs. She lost 50% of her tooth structure and now has bite pain and tooth pain.

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry and Pain After Porcelain Veneers

Nine weeks after getting minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, she cannot chew with her front teeth and they are still sensitive to temperature. Letting a cosmetic dentist that says, “I do minimally invasive veneers and will not grind down much of your tooth structure,” in her opinion turned out to be “bold-faced lies.”

Bite Problems after Veneers and Bite Adjustments

Many patients begin to experience bite pain and TMJ pain after porcelain veneers and what many cosmetic dentists do is begin “bite adjustments”. This is another term for grinding away small areas of your healthy teeth to help relieve the pain. The pain was caused because the dentist drilled down your teeth. And most of the time, bite adjustments by a dentist make the overbite deeper.

Dental Destruction

She explains her experience very honestly and sincerely and feels that the drilling down of her teeth was a gross misrepresentation. The cosmetic dentist thinks this is “conservative” and she thinks it is far too much drilling.

Going Beyond Veneers with VENLAY® Bite Restoration

She had bite pain after veneers and tooth sensitivity, so bite correction was a possible solution. Dr. Muslin used JawTrac® bite test to prove his bite correction method would work and also to show the patient the positive effects it will have on the chin and jawline.

The Shape Of Your Face

Combining Aesthetics and Functionality with VENLAY Restorations

This treatment improves the chin position and the shape of the patient’s face. This method prevents facial creases later in life from forming because the golden triangle of facial proportioning is idealized with this bite correction method.

How did the Chin Size and Facial Profile Improve?

The bad veneers were replaced, and all of her other remaining teeth received VENLAY® Restorations that covered the outside and the biting surfaces. With a new bite and new 3D jaw position, the chin size and facial profile were improved. Shots were needed to treat the 8 teeth her previous cosmetic dentist drilled away for veneers. But, none of her remaining healthy teeth were drilled down so no shots were needed to restore the remaining 20 teeth.

Her Chin Size and Profile improved after VENLAY Restorations

The size of her chin, her facial profile, and the shape of her face were all cosmetically improved. Her bite, jaw position, TMJ issues and painful teeth were all successfully corrected.

Complete Functional and Cosmetic Comprehensive Treatment

This method is designed to address each patient's individualized health issues and cosmetic goals. Every patient gets tested and they can take the JawTrac® home to experience pain relief and the new shape to their faces. When they are ready, they fly back with a life-changing experience that is a complete functional treatment to address speaking, chewing, jaw clicking and popping TMJ issues, bite pain and headaches. At the same time, if patients want to look younger, improve their profile and gain better facial support, the treatment develops solutions for the cosmetic issues simultaneously.

A Designer Smile - Optimized and Balanced

A patient optimized and balanced with VENLAY Restorations.

Call us to discuss your health and aesthetic issues as this method is designed to “optimize” our patients from every angle. We can give you some idea of the cost. The treatment takes about a month. You are not in the chair for a month, because it takes 3 weeks for Dr. Muslin to design your new smile, face and resolve health or TMJ issues.

Sam Muslin DDS, MAGD

Face Lift Dentistry® Is The Future of Bite Correction

Face Lift Dentistry® not only optimizes your smile, but it also optimizes your entire face! Call today and get ready to change your life. Face Lift Dentistry® results are Safer, More Reliable, Testable, and Far More Predictable Healthcare with enormous Cosmetic Impact.

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Face Lift Dentistry® fee is $40,000 per upper or lower arch plus any additional dental work such as fillings, gum work, dental implants, etc. Most patients get both the upper and the lower arches done simultaneously to maximize their results and get the most health benefits possible. Face Lift Dentistry® is dental health care that is tax deductible depending on your income, so we advise that you check with your accountant.