My question is, is it necessary that the front teeth hump out for veneers or is it possible to have a smoother surface at the top? Most of the veneers I have seen seem to be humpy but I did see a nice transition on the durathins. Right now I am in temporaries and they look ok but have that hump at the top I am referring to. Please, I would be happy to hear any of your thoughts.
To answer your question, no, there absolutely should not be a “hump” near the gumline. Not only can that look bad, but it creates an area that tends to attract plaque and will cause gum inflammation. But your dentist should know that.
And the question is not whether or not you should have bonding, or conventional porcelain veneers, or DURAthins. All of those will produce a beautiful result for you in the hands of the right dentist.
But with you already in the hands of this dentist, what do you do now? I would make sure you get a try-in so you get a good look at these porcelain veneers before they are bonded on. Don’t let her pressure you into bonding them on unless you can see clearly how they look IN YOUR MOUTH and you like them. If you don’t like them and your dentist says, “Oh, they’ll look better once they’re bonded on,” don’t let her do it. Every excellent cosmetic dentist will insist that you love the result before bonding on veneers permanently because everything about them can be fixed before they’re bonded, but once they’re bonded, you’re stuck.
And if she ends up not ever getting it right, you can switch and have a more artistic cosmetic dentist take over. But I’d give her the chance to get it right first.
I hope it goes well.
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