Veneers are too white / fake looking. Any suggestions? (photos)

I've just had 10 Da Vinci veneers in a shaded blend of 1M1/OM3 and I think they're far too white / fake. I'm devastated. I loved my temporaries (same shape but in a B1 shade) but regrettably I decided to go more white. I'm whitening my lower teeth to try and match, but suspect I'll have to redo the veneers. Any thoughts about color? Might it be the material/shininess as opposed to the whiteness that's causing the fake-ness? Is there anything else I should focus on with the dentist? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 5

#Veneers fake looking? #DrSoftTouch

Based on your photos, your veneers do not look bad to me. They actually look great compared to your lower teeth. Rather than replacing your veneers, I would recommend improving your lower teeth. Start by whitening your lowers so the shade of your lowers will match your veneers. Due to the shape of your lower teeth, you may not be satisfied with whitening alone. If that's the case, I would recommend veneering your lower teeth. I hope this helps.  Follow me for more questions and answers.

Too white or not too white ?

Unfortunately once your teeth are cemented they can not be color modified.  You should give it some time,  allow the summer tan to settle into your olive skin tone. Once your summer tan arrives you may think the color is perfect .  
Your smile sometimes takes a little bit to get use to. Often if a patient wants a whiter tooth color, they can initially be shocked by the new color especially when the compare their new teeth to the darker chipped opposing teeth.    I think you should continue bleaching the lowers but long term you should consider treating your lowers also.   The shape contour and chipping on your lower teeth will ultimately make any new upper teeth on the top look unnatural or fake due their perfection vs the naturally warn and chipped lowers.  Give it a few weeks 

Richard Sprague, DDS
Beverly Hills Dentist
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Do the Veneers Look to White and Fake?

Hi in Houston!  I think the Veneers look great!  I would first suggest you whiten your bottom teeth and see how well the dentist can match your Veneers.  This is the easiest way to do it.  I think that will make a big difference. If you are still unhappy with your smile, I would than suggest Veneering  the bottom so the size matches the top.  Start with the least invasive method first which would be the whitening. Good luck and enjoy your new smile!   Sometimes it takes a few adjustments for you are to be happy and comfortable with your smile! 

Robert Fields, DDS
Van Nuys Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Veneers too white

I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your final result. Did you look at the veneers before they were bonded? You mentioned that it was your choice to go whiter than your temps so your dentist might not be too excited about removing them. Discuss your concerns with your dentist, but don't expect them to be willing to replace the veneers at no cost to you. 

They look pretty nice.

Keep whitening the lowers and I think you'll find that you will like the way everything looks after you've had them for a week or two. Patients are usually more pleased to go with a lighter shade as you did. Patients usually don't have regrets going lighter rather than darker.  They look nice in your photo. Can you post your "before" photo? Have you considered treating your lower teeth with veneers to re shape how they've been worn un evenly? It may be that you would want to treat your lower teeth with the same type of veneer that you did on top and then everything would blend quite nicely.
Douglas Jopling,  DDS
Dallas, TX area

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