Should I replace my veneers?
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its my advice to upload photo so i can guide u better. but yes u can go for new veneers any time.
Replacing veneers #DrSoftTouch
Thank your for posting your photo. Unfortunately, without more information it's difficult to give advice. How old are your veneers? If you've had your veneers placed recently, the best thing to do is return to the dentist who placed them to discuss your concerns. It's possible that adjustments to the shape of your veneers can be made, but major changes would require veneer replacement. If your veneers are several years old, see an experienced cosmetic dentist to have your veneers replaced. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me for more questions and answers.
Replacing porcelain veneers?
You don't give very much information about the history of your veneers. How old are they? What type of material are they? From your pictures they actually look like temporaries that are bonded together. I suggest returning to the dentist who placed them, if they are new, and sharing your concerns. If they are several years old I do think there is room for improvement.
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In my opinion you should defiantly replace your veneers for the following reasons
A They appear very yellow and dark
B They appear very thick and Square
C the gum appears inflamed, probably due to thick and overcontured veneers.
But the most important reason you should replace the veneers is because they need to look real, natural and translucent, in essence indistinguishable from your own teeth.
From the photos it appears that your veneers can be improved. In our offices we have a 3 step process. First we take photographs and use an imaging program and show you a realistic image of what changes can be achieved.
If you wish to go forward we construct prototype veneers that are copies of the imaging. This way you get to try on your new smile for shape ,color and size. We make changes to the prototype until you are happy with the look then make your finial veneers like the prototype.
This way you have a say in every step of the process and end with the smile you want. Any good cosmetic dentist will follow those same steps.
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