Why can’t my dentist get these porcelain veneers right?
Hi. Over the very long and trying course of visiting a dentist for the past 3 years, I have now have a complete mouthful of full porcelain restorations. I am not happy with the results. They are puffy, the upper incisal edge cuts into the mucosa of the area below my bottom front lip. I had temps that I loved and was assured that the lab would create almost exact […]Read More
I hate my new porcelain veneers. They’re discolored, smell bad, sensitive.
Ten years ago I had four porcelain veneers put on teeth 7,8,9,10. They were fantastic! This year one of them unfortunately cracked and I went in to have it repaired. Because I relocated I could not return to the same dentist. At the consult I was told that I had to redo all four teeth in order to fix the crack. The reasons were: the bottom of the original veneers […]Read More
Can you put porcelain veneers over composite fillings?
My dentist says that you cannot put veneers over a tooth that is mostly made up of composite, is this a true statement? This would be on my front two teeth. I wanted to do veneers but he recommends crowns. – Judy from Washington Judy, What your dentist is telling you may or may not be right, depending on what the actual situation is with your front teeth. It’s not […]Read More
Look for a Dawson Academy dentist
Hello Dr. Hall, My dental condition is short teeth, all of them as they have worn, seemingly of inferior enamel consistency. The incisor and bicuspid enamel has worn down to expose dentin interior. The upper jaw incisors are perhaps 6 mm shorter than when the adult teeth were new. Indeed, I looked like “Bucky Beaver” (of 1950’s Ipana commercials). The lower jaw molars are shorter than the incisors by over […]Read More
Costa Rica Cosmetic Dentistry
I had about a ten-year bout with bulimia beginning in the late 60s, before the name was coined. Thankfully, I completely overcame this horrific problem, but the effect on my teeth was disastrous. In addition, I should have had braces as a teenager, and I had a serious bruxism problem. This triple threat caused my teeth to be in terrible shape, and regretfully, I didn’t do anything about it until […]Read More