In February, I received eight porcelain veneers. My dentist did two different wax models, but I didn’t like either of them. He told me that the final veneers would look several times better than the wax model. Before he bonded the veneers on, he used some a paste to attach them to my teeth.
I wrote down everything I told my dentist about what I hated about the veneers: 1 – the shape was wrong, 2) the color was wrong, 3) they looked like they were sliding away from my gums, 4) the teeth were unevenly spaced.
My dentist said he sent the veneers back to the lab, but I am wondering if these are the same veneers that I hated. I don’t see any difference. I really didn’t get a good look at these new veneers, but my dentist bonded them on without telling me that they were final. He did tell me that he had to “push back” with the lab to get them to redo my veneers. When he had me look in the mirror, I felt like I had been cheated. Now, I’m sure I’ve been cheated.
Last month I found about serious illnesses for two family members. This is a terrible time for me to worry about veneers. My dentist is trying to convince himself that my veneers are beautiful. He will never convince me. I know that I can start over, but I used a lot of my savings for this dental work. I don’t want to take more money out to have it corrected. Do I have any options? Thanks, Russ
Many things went wrong with the way your dentist treated you as his patient.
- Ignoring that you didn’t approve either was model
- Directing the lab to make veneers when you didn’t accept the model
- Proceeding with his plan after you tried on the veneers
- Bonding the veneers to your teeth without your consent
Although we don’t know your dentist’s view on what happened, your description of the events sounds as if your dentist isn’t skilled in cosmetic dentistry.
A trustworthy cosmetic dentist will ensure you are delighted with your new smile before bonding it to your teeth. And he or she will only bond on veneers with a patient’s consent. Your dentist’s approach doesn’t reflect that he wants you to have a confident smile.
If Your Veneers Were Bonded on Without Your Consent
If you didn’t agree that your dentist could bond your veneers, you can file a complaint with the state dental board, leave negative feedback online, and consult with an attorney.
We hope that your dentist will voluntarily resolve the issue to your satisfaction.
Accredited cosmetic dentist, Steven Brooksher, DDS of Baton Rouge sponsors this post.