Getting Veneers Was One of the Worst Decisions I Ever Made - Owings Mills, MD
I had old bonding on 1 front tooth. I was told...
- 1 Dec 2010
I had old bonding on 1 front tooth. I was told that if I had 2 veeners put on my front teeth then I would have to always whiten the rest of my teeth, so I decided to get 8 veneers for my front top teeth so they would look uniform in color.
6 of my veneers have small gaps between the top of the veneer and the gumline. While they look nice, they really don't look that much different from what I used to look like, just a few shades whiter - which for $11500 is not worth it. In the past I would use teeth whitening strips for 2 weeks to get a whiter look.
Anyway, I think the only time veneers are worth the potential future problems are when you must rely on your looks for your livlihood - like a movie actress or model. I think your natural teeth add character to your personality.
For me, it was definitly NOT WORTH IT. Plus the procedure was extremly uncomfortable. I'll never get my money back, and I will always have to keep up with the expensive maintenance when they start to break down in about 10 years. Plus the procedure is irreversable. I'm sure I will be in dentures one day because of these. I wish I could go back and tell myself to NOT DO IT. I very much regret it. I even went to a cosmetic dentist featured in a magazine. Not worth it, not even if it only cost $100. Not worth it. Im sure the doctor was good, but his lab can't be if 6 of the 8 veneers left gaps between the tops of veneers and the gumline. I feel like they charged me way too much and I really feel like I was taken advantage of because they knew how naive I was.
I believe he is a good cosmetic dentist and I really believe he knows what he is doing but the lab they use for veneers is terrible.