I’ve had porcelain veneers for about 5 years. One of them got a tiny stain on it. I went in to my dentist. He polished it with a pretty strong polisher. I don’t know what happened, but it is now yellow. All my other teeth are a beautiful white so it is a pretty stark difference. Is my dentist responsible for this?
Cyndy K- Staten Island, NY
It is a shame your dentist your dentist didn’t know how to deal with porcelain veneers properly. All he needed to do was remove the stain with a tiny bur and then seal over it. I suspect your dentist used some power polishing equipment like Prophy Jet. That is a real no-no with porcelain veneers.
It is possible this veneer can be repaired, but it really depends on how it was originally done. However, I don’t think your dentist has the expertise to do this. You’ll need to find an expert cosmetic dentist. In order to find someone who is able to do what you need, look for someone who is AACD accredited.
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