It’s been well over a year now that I had a smile makeover done. The original problem seemed that I had a small mouth and that my front teeth were tilted in. It wasn’t terrible, but it really bothered me over the years. Also, I had an overbite and I was missing several teeth in […]
How difficult is it to get porcelain veneers and crowns to match?
I love my dentist and have been seeing him for years. I was talking about how my smile felt dingy and he recommended porcelain veneers. So, I didn’t hesitate and ended up getting getting a porcelain crown and several porcelain veneers. I have to admit, I am pretty disappointed. The crown and veneers don’t blend […]
I made mouthwash – is it OK for porcelain veneers?
I found this awesome recipe to make my own mouthwash. Here are the ingredients: Filtered, boiled water (8 oz) 3% hydrogen peroxide (8 oz) Sea salt (2 TB) It works great. But, I do have porcelain veneers so I want to make sure it will be okay to use regularly? -Janice in Illinois Janice, The […]
Can I convince my dentist to do Lumineers?
I went to see a cosmetic dentist and asked him to do Lumineers. I was impressed with all the before and afters I have seen online. But, he doesn’t recommend them. How do I get him to do Lumineers for me? – Jessica in Oregon Jessica, Lumineers are a heavily marketing brand of porcelain veneers. […]
Can my porcelain veneers be polished?
I am a smoker, but I thought porcelain veneers didn’t stain. I haven’t even paid them off yet and thought they would last longer than this. Is it possible that they could be polished to brighten them up? -Shannon in Kansas Shannon, Thank you for your question. It is difficult to figure out exactly what […]
Should I be looking for a cosmetic dentist to fix my crowns?
I’m unsure which type of dentist I should be looking for – a cosmetic dentist or a prosthodontist. I have crowns on all my teeth and need more work done. In hindsight, I may not have needed to get crowns on all my teeth. But, I traveled to Mexico to get the work done and […]
Help! I was told I’m not a porcelain veneers candidate.
I have been wanting porcelain veneers for years to improve my smile. But, I was just told that I’m not a porcelain veneers candidate. I’m so sad because I have been saving up for this treatment. Do I have any other options? -Jen in Kansas Jen, Don’t lose hope just yet on your porcelain veneers […]
I pressured my dentist into getting porcelain veneers.
I was so set on porcelain veneers and wouldn’t listen to anything the dentist told me. I think I screwed up. Here’s the deal. My teeth have always looked short and stubby to me. I would hide my smile in photos and was very self-conscious. This actress I follow was complaining about the same issues […]
The shine on my porcelain veneers makes them look fake!
I am really unhappy with how my porcelain veneers turned out. The shine is way too much and now they look fake. I literally reflect light when photos are taken of me. Is it possible to get this fixed without damaging the porcelain veneers? -Pam in Michigan Pam, Beautiful porcelain veneers are like art. The […]
Is it normal to have bleeding gums after porcelain veneers?
When I made the investment in porcelain veneers on my front teeth, I committed to diligent brushing and flossing to keep them looking great. But, right after I got veneers, my gums became extremely irritated. This was not normal because I have never had issues with my gums bleeding. They bleed almost every time I […]