I Think I Might Have Made a Bad Decision. Is There Anything out There More Permanent & Durable? - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Before I got my veneers, my teeth were pretty bad....

Before I got my veneers, my teeth were pretty bad. I had gaps all through out the front of my mouth and this might sound a little funny, but I ate a lot of lemons when I was younger, so givin that token my teeth were a little on the yellow side and whitening really didn't help because the enamel was ruined, anyway about a year ago I decided to get 10 veneers on the top part of my mouth and the results were amazing, they were big and white, exactly what I wanted ! A Hollywood smile, I was really happy. Well after a year of having them I'm already starting to notice the wear and tear on them and I'm having three replaced. One feel off and cracked, one I noticed is shorter than the other on the opposite side and another has a few dents in it.

The dentist has agreed to replace them, but I have to fly out there twice. Once to get a mold done and another time to have them fitted, just like when I first got them done. The dentist was really convincing in telling me that they would last a long time saying things like 'I have patients that have had their veneers for 15 years and they still look the same' and stuff like 'yeah you should be able to eat whatever you want' well no, that's obviously not the case. I can't eat kettle cooked chips which were my favorite or almond roca candies which I use to love, because I am I'm so much fear of them becoming anymore tarnished. You never know until you actually hav them in your mouth, but this seems to me more and more with every passing day that I made a mistake because these will probably be short lived and from what I've read on here, I'll have to replace them every 10 years or so and I am only 19 years old ! How crappy is that?

I love cars and I was hoping I'd be able to experience driving all kinds of different ones through out my life, but it now looks like I will have to invest all of my money in my teeth instead. It makes me really sad because being a 19 year old it was really hard for me to save up all of that money and now that I am on my own it's hard enough to even get rent paid, I don't know how I'm going to be able to do this my whole life ! Super depressing. Especially because my boyfriend has naturally amazing teeth and I get to watch him enjoy all of the things that I use to and can't anymore. I can't even eat a hard shell taco from taco bell ! Lol, anyway can someone help me out on this? I JUST WANT GOOD LOOKING TEETH THAT WILL LAST !!! Without having to worry about them and having anxiety all the time. I'll pay whatever I have to again, I just want a permanent solution ! Will someone please help me out? Caps are still made out of shitty porcilain that you have to replace just like veneers, what about dental implants? Are those more durable? My mother and I would get them together when my veneers completely go to crap, so someone should give a little info and help me out ! :) I wish my dentist would have explained to me how fragile these things really are ! But everything's a business these days, even if it means ruining a young mans teeth and putting him in a financial rut for the rest of his life. Jeez. I really wish I would have just gotten a snap on smile for a fraction of the price, but it's too late for that now that my teeth have been shaved down for these coverings of fragile porcilain. SOMEONE HELP !

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The place that I went to is professional and the staff is nice, but it does irritate me that my dentist knows about my financial situation and how I'm out of state, so it's like he expects me to jump through hoops just to maintain the keep up on these. That and I feel like this was all a matter of money rather than actually helping me with something in my life, which should have been the main goal.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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