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Veneers Ask The Prosthodontist Chris McFarland Question:
Veneers for sloping teeth: I had a gap in between my front teeth and a crossbite 10 years ago and I chose braces over thick veneers.

The orthodontist I saw had this profile picture program and suggested my profile would be improved by removing 4 teeth. This was done in one state when I was in the military and then I had to move mid treatment and had the braces for 3 years almost before they were finally removed.

It now looks like my front teeth are sloping too steeply so my smile looks like "old lady" collapsed and the gap is back.

One cosmetic dentist sent me to an orthodontist who said I'd need braces again for a year to push out the top teeth and then to get 4-6 veneers on top. Does this sound right or can I just do 6 veneers? ... Visitor from MA

It sounds like you have had lots of advice over the past few years and yet, you still haven't solved the origional problems.

To be honest, it's very difficult to answer your question without seeing you because so much depends on spacing and inclination of the teeth. My first thought was that the orthodontic would be the way to go.

You just can't change the angulation of teeth with veneers and have it look good.

I'm sure that at this point you don't want to end up with a compromise that looks marginal. Spend the time, do it right, but just make sure the dentist you choose is seeing the big picture and can see the final result before you start.

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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