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Should I Move Forward with These CEREC Veneers?

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I went to my dentist about getting porcelain veneers for a smile makeover. He’s suggesting that we do CEREC veneers. I don’t know if that is because he has a new toy or because it is a good option. One thing that does really concern me is the thickness. He said they would be about 1.5 mm think. From what I have read online, they should be much thinner than that. Am I worrying over nothing?


Dear Frannie,

An image of a porcelain veneer being held up to a tooth

I believe that you have reason to be concerned here. First, the size. 1.5 mm is very thick for porcelain veneers. You would want something closer to 0.5 mm. A second issue is the fact that he is using CEREC, which is typically used for dental crowns. Even then, they’re not recommended on front teeth without an expert cosmetic dentist doing the work.

Doing it the way your dentist is suggesting is actually harder than using a ceramist and even using a ceramist requires expert post-doctoral training in cometic dentistry. To do it well using CEREC would be even more challenging. I would think only about 1% of cosmetic dentists would be capable of creating a beautiful result this way. I also doubt they’d choose this method unless they were doing it as a challenge to develop artistry through a different medium.

I would like you to visit another cosmetic dentist just to get a second option. If you want advice on finding the best cosmetic dentist possible, I would look for someone who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. AACD accredited dentists are the top cosmetic dentists in the world. To receive accreditation, they have to pass stringent exams that show they have a good technical knowledge, plus they have to prove their artistry before an examination board.

There are plenty of cosmetic dentistry horror stories out there. I do not want you to be one of them. This is especially true because it is almost impossible to get a refund from a cosmetic dentist based on the fact that you don’t like how they turned out, even if they are hideous.

Go to a dentist who can give you that beautiful smile you are dreaming about.
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