My veneers look like horse teeth! What can I do? (Photo)
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I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the outcome of your veneers. Getting veneers are supposed to be pleasant, fun, exciting and a life-changing experience. In my opinion you should get Invisalign done while you keep these veneers and close the gaps of the original teeth. Once the gaps from your original teeth are closed, you should get a new set of veneers and make sure they shade matches better. I would prefer a more translucent shade, has these appear to opaque.
with this pictures it seems that you only did 4, veneers, you still have the gap there medial form the cuspid,
on cases like yours its an error, you have a wide smile, and you are able to see all the way to the bicuspids,
if you really want to make big change , needs to be all the way to the bicuspids,
and you can make those front ones more thinner.
also they will look more aesthetically , you will be able to close those gaps, and if you combine with gum contouring, you will reduce the gummy smile you have.
but yes, you have a solution.
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Sarah Thompson, DMD
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Veneers not properly done - what can be done
Lateral incisor number 7 is way longer than the number 9, that gives you an un even smile too.
To fix the middle gap your dentist should made a contouring of the gum before preparing the teeth for veneers.
To fix the gaps between your canines and laterals you should have veneers on both canines.
Unfortunately, not all dentists are cosmetic dentistry specialists and not all dental labs can deliver a good work (this is first reason of frustration of all dentists around the world)
If your doctor told you there is nothing more to do, your doctor recognized his limitations in cosmetic dentistry field. You should consider to visit other doctor with more experience in the area.
Doing porcelain veneers perfectly is not easy
Closing the black triangle can be done in a few ways: dermal fillers (like Juvederm) can be placed into the gums and "plump" the tissues. This may be all you need for that. When the veneers were prepped, the margin (edge of prep) would need to be below the gumline so that the veneers emerge from the tissues touching each other.
Closing gaps with braces is one way to have done it, but keeping the teeth in the new position is a challenge. With veneers everything will stay put.
It is possible that you feel that they are bulky simply because they are new, and in time you will be more satisfied. However, I would express your feelings with your dentist, and perhaps get an exam from someone else that is experienced in cosmetics and porcelain veneers.
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