Do these Veneers look fake? Are they too large and perfect relative to my normal teeth? (photos)
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I think the improvement from your before photo is very good. Your two front teeth protrude in the before photo. So naturally the temporary veneers will also protrude. The way around this is to have the front teeth prepared, which is what the dentist will typically do prior to the final impression.
This is also a good reason and an example to show why "no prep veneers" do give the best cosmetic result.
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Do these veneers look fake?
Has your dentist already prepared your teeth and placed these as temporary veneers for you to evaluate? Or did he place veneers over your unprepared teeth to give you an idea of how veneers would look? Placing a preview veneer or mockup over your unprepared teeth will definitely add volume and make them appear bulkier. If your teeth have already been prepared and the temporary veneers feel bulky, then you need to communicate this to your dentist. He can reshape to some degree, as long as there is enough thickness of material to work with. If you want them even less bulky, your dentist may need to reprepare your teeth by reducing them a little more to create enough space to build the veneers back to their original volume. Your original teeth were worn, and the new length looks pretty good. The canines may be a little bulky. It sometimes takes a little while to get used to additional length, but usually only a week or two. You should have your dentist hold off having the permanent veneers fabricated until you are completely satisfied with the look and feel of your temporary veneers. Then make sure he takes photos and an impression of them for the lab to copy. Providing the lab does their job properly, this is the best way to assure you get the results that you want.
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Often the temporaries WILL look bulkier than the final product, but again, you need to discuss this with the dentist; who should place the permanent veneers on your teeth without bonding them for you to thoroughly evaluate them before the irreversible bonding of the veneers.
Steven M. Goldy DDS