I’m getting porcelain veneers for a smile makeover. I’m trying to decide between the traditional kind or the ultra-thin kind. I like the idea of not having to shave my teeth so the ultra-thin kind sounds great. However, I looked at some of the reviews of the most popular thin brand and not too many people seem thrilled. They say they look bulky. How much of a risk is that?
Getting a smile makeover is an exciting time. I understand how important this is to you and I know you want to do it right. There is a reason why the reviews are mixed.
Whether or not a smile makeover case turns out beautiful or not has more to do with the dentist doing the makeover than it does the brand or type used.
One dentist can make an ultra-thin case look stunning and natural, while another provides horse teeth. The same is true for traditional porcelain veneers. The dentist could prepare the teeth but create a horrible smile.
Finding the Best Dentist to Do Your Porcelain Veneers
The big problem patients run into with this is there isn’t a recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. That means every cosmetic dentist is simply a general dentist who does cosmetic procedures.
On top of that, doing smile makeovers isn’t taught in dental school. If a dentist is interested in cosmetic work, they have to make the effort to invest time in training.
Sadly, that leaves patients in a predicament of trying to find a dentist who is skilled and artistic without a frame of reference.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry realized this and started an accreditation program. This way patients would have a way to know if a cosmetic dentist was advanced enough in their training to give them a stunning smile.
If you’re serious about your smile makeover, you need to look for an AACD accredited dentist.
This blog is brought to you by La Jolla Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Stephen Doan.