Smiling Patient on DR.Oogle
6 years ago
07/01/2016, 14:26 PM
I have been going to Dr. Fiss since I moved to Chicago nearly four years ago when a friend of mine recommended him as a great cosmetic dentist. I got veneers on my top eight front teeth by another dentist about eleven years ago, and one of the hygenists at Dr. Fiss's office recently discovered during a routine cleaning that one of them was damaged and causing decay on a front tooth. After examining all of the veneers, Dr. Fiss found that the one next to it was in poor shape as well, and explained my options for moving forward. I was initially only going to replace the two, because veneers are expensive and I don't like to fix what's not broken, but after learning that the cost per veneer was the same price I had paid eleven years ago, I was so thrilled that I decided to replace the front four teeth, and I'm so happy I did! The shape, size, and color ended up being perfect for me, and melded seemlesly with my remaining four original veneers. Additionally, my previous dentist prepped my real teeth extremely small, so Dr. Fiss made sure I got full-coverage veneers, which would offer greater protection to my real teeth and be more likely to prevent future problems.
I had temporaries (which looked great!) for only two weeks while my new veneers were made in the lab, as opposed to one month when I got my first set eleven years ago. Additionally, these temporaries caused me zero problems, as opposed to my very first set where they kept breaking and falling out and I had to visit the dentist several times a week.
I was anxious to see the final veneers because I was so disappointed in my very first set that I had to send them back to the lab to be remade. But these were gorgeous, and I knew I wanted to keep them immediately. Dr. Fiss took painstaking care to ensure that each tooth was properly shaped and lined up perfectly with the ones adjacent before permenantly cementing. He then made minor adjustments to them using a tiny drill to make sure my bite was perfect. Perfectionism is a quality you definitely want in your cosmetic dentist! I am so thrilled with my results. I would recommend Dr. Fiss and his wonderful staff to everyone.