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The Best Type of Porcelain Veneers?

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I need to replace my porcelain veneers and I am looking for the best type of porcelain veneers so that when I do replace them, not only do I want them beautiful, but I want them to have a better chance of them lasting for a long time. My original ones were not that attractive, which was disappointing after spending so much money. I’ve been to two cosmetic dentists. One suggested emax. The other said that feldspathic would have a more natural look. Do you have an opinion? Also, would either of these materials be okay for crowns? The dentists hinted crowns might be better in my case.


Dear Drew,

Porcelain veneers being placed on a tooth

I’m glad that you wrote. I believe I can save you from some dental disasters. First, it is wonderful that you are trying to do some research and get the best possible material possible. However, through no fault of your own, you are asking the wrong question.

Before I get into the right question, under no circumstances should you allow a dentist to replace your porcelain veneers with dental crowns without a clinical reason to do so, such as having decay that ate away about 30% of your tooth structure.

Now, the question you need to ask is which dentist should do the procedure, not which material to use. Cosmetic dentistry is an art form. Think about it like oil painting. If I purchased identical brushes and identical canvas and paints, then commissioned two artists to do a portrait of the same person, I can guarantee you that the portraits would turn out vastly different.

The same is true for porcelain veneers. The type of material does not matter nearly as much as the skill and artistry of the dentist. I would focus on looking for the best cosmetic dentist possible to do your porcelain veneers. Those who have proven artistry and skill are accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD). In order for dentists to become AACD accredited, they have to pass stringent exams as well as demonstrate their artistry on a large number of cosmetic cases that are judged by an examination board. I can assure you that any one of them can not only create a stunning, natural looking smile for you, but it would last for years if well taken care of.  In your place, this would be the only dentist I would allow to do your smile makeover.

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