Dr Anthony Mobasser is an expert in reshaping veneers or crowns. The cosmetic dentist must have an artistic eye to match the smile to the patient face, using Micro Aesthetics and macro Aesthetics technique. The reshaping of the veneer or crowns also depends on what kind of porcelain was used, for example Feldspathic vs Emax vs Zirconia porcelain. Each porcelain have different strength. You might need a full evaluation prior to reshaping by taking xrays and have Dr Mobasser examine you. Reshaping veneers or crowns depends on the preparation of the tooth underneath by the dentist who delivered the crowns or veneers to you, and how much room is left on the porcelain for reshaping. Dr Mobasser will need to see your teeth and smile to determine if new reshaping can be done. Our expert cosmetic dentist will then go over the pros and cons of the procedure. Reshaping veneers or crowns needs to be done meticulously. In General once Dental Veneers in porcelain or Dental crowns are bonded permanently to your tooth, it is very hard to reshape and in most cases needs to be redone if unfortunately you do not like the color or the shape. Porcelain Veneers or crowns can be reshaped by your dentist, however the smooth surface is never going to have the glaze or the polish as the original, and you might not like the unglazed surface. In almost all cases the dentist will show you the veneer or the crown in your mouth and once it is approved by the patient, the dentist will permanently cement or bond the veneer. You need to check the color and shape beforehand.
There are few exceptions, in which patients want to reshape the edge of their porcelain veneers, maybe too long, or make the corners more rounded, this can be done, and accomplished by an expert dentist. If too much is taken off, the dentist can not add porcelain back on the veneer or crown. Also if the veneer is made of composite and not porcelain, reshaping can be done.
For more cosmetic dentistry concerns, contact Dr Anthony Mobasser at 310-550-0383.