I’m going to a class reunion in a year and wanted to get a smile makeover to look my best when the time came. I’m specifically wanting porcelain veneers. My dentist said I can’t get the makeover if I have a tongue ring. Is this true or is he lying to me? He’s always lecturing me about my tongue ring and trying to get me to ditch it.
Maybe your dentist should better have said he won’t give you a smile makeover while you have a tongue ring. You’ll certainly be able to find a cosmetic dentist who’s willing to give you porcelain veneers even with your tongue embellishment.
I’m making an assumption that your teeth currently have some chips and dings and that’s at least in part why you’re after the makeover. There may be other reasons too, but I’d be surprised if your teeth haven’t suffered some damage. Your mouth isn’t designed to accommodate hard foreign objects, which is why when people get braces they end up with cuts on the inside of their mouth.
Sometimes people will suck on their tongue ring without realizing it. In time, that causes their teeth to shift on that side throwing off their bite. Both of those factors can seriously mess up a beautiful smile makeover, which you will spend a pretty penny to get.
The bottom line is it is your mouth and your choice. IF you want to get porcelain veneers, you can likely find a dentist who will provide them. One word of caution. Make sure you get a qualified and artistic dentist to do the work. Look at Dr. Murphree’s bio to get an idea of what type of cosmetic dentist you want otherwise, you’ll be disappointed with the results.
Be aware that you don’t have to get veneers on both arches of your teeth. Most dentists will just place the veneers on your upper arch and then use teeth whitening on your bottom arch.
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