A large amount of the cases that come into Dr. Maddahi’s Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist office are ones that involve bad veneers that need to be redone or "porcelain veneers gone wrong." Over 30% of these cases involve fixing inferior work by other dentists that was completed within the first year of having it done.
Porcelain veneers gone wrong are usually an indicator of a couple things. One of the most common problems is that the dentist who performed the work was not an expert in cosmetic dentistry. Someone who solely works on cosmetic dental cases has to have a very particular ability to create harmony in the face where there is none, and a talent for aesthetics and symmetry that would not necessarily be required of someone practicing general dentistry. You could have a great dentist, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be a great cosmetic dentist.
They most likely will not be able to create a perfect smile using porcelain veneers and crowns like someone who has made it their life work to do so could. Another common problem leading to “porcelain veneers gone wrong” is just plain cheap work with outdated materials, such as metals under porcelain crowns, or poor quality cements that change color over time. Dr Maddahi’s office uses the latest equipment and the highest quality materials available, ensuring he matches each patient with the material that is right for their mouth.
He has often seen patients come in with broken veneers or crowns as a result of another dentist picking the wrong material for that person. For instance, if someone were a heavy clencher or grinder they would need a much harder material than someone who did not. So assessing the level someone does assert this habit would be key to choosing the materials the veneers and crowns were made with.
Then comes in the aesthetic part of that case. Obviously a much denser material is not going to be nearly as nice to look at, which is why he works exclusively with Master Technicians who are able to work with these materials in such a way that they still have the beautiful translucency that we all look for in a bright, healthy smile. To become certified as a Master Technician one has to have done 30,000 veneers and crowns, and this kind of experience means that Dr Maddahi is able to provide the most natural looking porcelain teeth in the world.
One of the biggest issues with cases of "porcelain veneers gone wrong" is that the porcelain veneers and crowns don’t look like real teeth because the patient’s face shape and coloring weren’t taken into account when they are being fabricated, which is how someone can end up with “horse teeth”. 20% of the work Dr Maddahi does to make sure that each case is customized to the patient is a preplanning phase where he sits with a patient and consults what they are looking for in their future smile, and also studies their face to see what shape and size teeth will be best for them. Another 20% of the work happens after the porcelain veneers and crowns have already been put in, when Dr Maddahi can shape and contour the porcelain so that he can be sure that each tooth looks as if it naturally belongs in the patient’s mouth. This customization is why his patients leave feeling as if they were born with these teeth.
The good news is when dental veneers and crowns need to be replaced because they weren’t done correctly in the first place; Dr Maddahi is just the guy to see. With countless smile makeovers under his belt he’s an expert at reversing bad veneers, and creating the aesthetic, harmonious smile that you always dreamed of. It is highly recommended that you consult Dr Maddahi before getting any cosmetic dentistry done, but if it’s too late and you need it fixed instead, look no further.