I recently received porcelain veneers from my dentist. I had no idea that it would have been best to have seen a cosmetic dentist for this procedure. I am now realizing that my veneers are not straight. As I am researching on my own, I am learning that I should not have gone to my general dentist for this.
Following the procedure, I noticed the veneers being off-centered when my dentist had me look in the mirror. When I voiced my concern, he indicated it was just the angle into which I was looking in the mirror, and from straight on the veneers were centered. I took his word for it and didn’t express any more concern. However, every time I look in the mirror, I still notice them being off-centered.
Is it too late to fix the problem? Or, am I just dreaming this up?
Thank you for your time,
Dentistry no doubt requires a knowledge of tooth structure and the workings of the body. However, there is also a need for artistry. Color selections should be made that are natural and shape the tooth to look like the others. Geometry is crucial to achieve and maintain balance and symmetry where the teeth and gums meet. Our faces have a midline and our teeth should naturally frame that line on both sides. This doesn’t always happen naturally, causing gaps, shifts, and arches in the teeth. When these occur, the permanent teeth move the others out of alignment, causing orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry to be needed to create the symmetrical and beautiful smile people desire.
If you were missing the symmetrical line, it could have been created by the dentist. If you had the line of symmetry, it means the dentist either prepped or shaped your teeth incorrectly. Regardless, the only way to remedy the issue is to have new ones made. You could go back to your dentist but have the same results. It would be best to see a cosmetic dentist, with expertise and training in the area.
This article is sponsored by Enfield porcelain veneer provider, Dr. William Cummiskey.