My sister and I had planned on getting smile makeovers for years. She saved up faster than I did. She didn’t want to wait. At first, I was bummed because I’d really hoped we could do it together. Now, though, I am really glad it didn’t. Her smile looks really fake, chalky, and bulky. On top of that, one of them fell off. She said she got Lumineers. I haven’t told her how fake they look. I am worried that mine will look that way as well. I know they can actually be beautiful because I have seen them on other friends of mine. So, how do I get those porcelain veneers? Is it a matter of not getting Lumineers? In that case, what brand should I get?
I am sorry this happened to your sister. The good news is that it will be completely preventable for you. The most important thing is not the brand. It’s the dentist. Think of a smile makeover as a work of art. If you have two artists of varying skills and give them both a canvas, the same subject, and the same brand of paint, I can assure you the results will be drastically different. This is what happened to your sister. She went to a sub-par cosmetic dentist.
If you want to have a beautiful smile makeover, you need to go to an excellent cosmetic dentist. The problem patients face is knowing who is qualified. This is difficult because there is not a recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. Any general dentist can call himself a cosmetic dentist.
Because of that, I would recommend looking for an AACD accredited dentist. In order to receive accreditation, a dentist has to pass stringent exams as well as demonstrate their artistry in a significant number of specific cosmetic cases. It takes years and a great deal of skill to pass. Only the top 1% of cosmetic dentists in the country actually achieve accreditation. If you want a stunning smile with porcelain veneers, that is the type of dentist I would go to.
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