I scheduled an appointment with a prosthodontist for eight porcelain veneers. He finished the work, and I am wearing temporary veneers. But I want to switch dentists and get my veneers redone. The shape of the porcelain veneers is off. The doctor used digital design to show me before-and-after pictures, but this smile is unacceptable. Also, the veneers fit weirdly around my gums and make them look puffy. I brought some “before” smile pictures to the dentist to show him my former tooth shape and how my gums look now. Although the temporary veneers are hiding the stains on my teeth, they do not look natural. I no longer trust the prosthodontist. I’m nervous about my final veneers. How could they look any better when the temporary veneers are messed up? Can I switch to another dentist in the middle of porcelain veneers treatment? – Thank you. Bethel from GA
We are sorry to hear about your experience with the prosthodontist. You disagree with the results he produced because you want to be confident about your smile. If you are not, it will affect your self-esteem, and you will smile less, affecting your quality of life.
It seems that your prosthodontists’ goal was to hide the stains on your teeth, not to give you a smile you love. You are in the wrong office, and it is wise to discontinue your treatment there.
Can You Switch Dentists In the Middle of Porcelain Veneers Treatment?
Absolutely. You can switch dentists in the middle of porcelain veneers treatment. Your temporary veneers are not what you want. And you explained that to your prosthodontist. If you proceed with treatment and are dissatisfied with the results, you will have to switch dentists anyway. Why waste any more time or money?
How to Find a New Dentist
Look for a new dentist by asking friends or family members for recommendations on a cosmetic dentist. Also, look in your area for dentists with advanced, post-graduate cosmetic dentistry training. Most accomplished cosmetic dentists have before-and-after photos on their website, including porcelain veneers patients.
Schedule consultations with two cosmetic dentists to examine your teeth and explain what they will do to ensure they hide your teeth stains and give you a smile that you love.
Dr. Siny Thomas of Sugarland, Texas, sponsors this post. He is a graduate of the Kois Center for cosmetic and restorative dentistry.