While They Are Beautiful - They Are Easy to Break - Arlington, VA

My teeth are very nice. They look natural and the...

My teeth are very nice. They look natural and the color is nice etc. The process is really not bad at all - a little Novocaine is needed. It is not a short process by any means but my new dentist has his own machine in his office which cuts out waiting for the lab to send them back.

I say new dentist because he has spent the last few years fixing the veneers I got about 8 years ago that at this point that have broken at least 2 or more times each. Veneers are not as strong as some people claim they will be. I cannot bite down on an apple or eat corn on the cob - not a big deal to have nice teeth but you never know what can cause an issue. I regret doing it.

My teeth were fine but I let myself get talked into the veneers to fix something that really could have been fixed nicely other ways. Also remember - your teeth may still be yours underneath - but they are a much smaller version so you can never go without fixing your veneers if you want to have a normal smile. They are beautiful but there are risks and they are higher maintenance in my opinion than they should have to be. .

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I have not had an issue for several years now since I started with a new dentist who is very good at what he does. They look good and I have not had to replace any of them since he did them. My original were by no means cheap -- they were very expensive and then to replace them all -- even more so. I am happy with my second version and I imagine that they have come a long way even in the past few years with technology.
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You are welcome. In looking for a doctor to complete your veneers, make sure that you see plenty of before and after photos that show gumlines. Have him/her review tougher cases and how they overcame difficult parameters with orthodontics and or aesthetic clown lengthening to achieve and ideal result. If you see some of the before and afters on my site (dcsmiles.com) they illustrate difficulties and how they were overcome.
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My original veneers were done by a past head of the now defunct Georgetown Dental school. Clearly not done in Tijuana. Cost me a fortune the first time around.
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Dr. Richard Gruntz

My new dentist is terrific and has fixed the previous mess - the old dentist - I wouldn't send my worst enemy to him - Dr. G is wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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