Dr. Jerry Farrell on Veneers
What needs to happen is to build enough rapport with the dentist so you’re comfortable doing the right thing. There are patients and dentists who are moving towards a quick solution where it’s not the right thing,it’s going to have shortcomings. And there are cases where laminates are the solution and the right thing to do, but if you don’t move the underlying teeth to get them lined up, you’re going to have a thick laminate that has its own problems. You, as a dentist, having been in practice for 37 years, you’re going to see that problem come back 5 years later as thick. That short-term fix is going to haunt them. They could lose that tooth and have to do something over, and it can be a mish-mash solution. I’ve found that when you touch base with somebody about the real factors that are going on there, they’ll go with you. And you’re moving appropriately—moving appropriately is at the top of the list in my opinion. Then the tools, the laminates, the crowns, your ortho, which is what I do, that becomes the tool to get it done. There’s a proper order to go about it, in my opinion.