You should never shop cosmetic dentistry on the basis of price. If you find what you think is a bargain, you may come to realize, sooner or later, that you got what you paid for–and it’s not what you wanted.

If you are unhappy with cosmetic dentistry procedures you have received, you don’t have to live with the poor results. Whether the problems are cosmetic or functional, we can help.

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Porcelain Veneers

When done right, porcelain veneers are the most powerful cosmetic dentistry technique available. It gives you the opportunity to completely reshape and whiten all the visible teeth in your smile, giving you a smile that is both attractive and functional. But when they’re done poorly, the results can be equally disastrous.

One common complaint people have about cheap porcelain veneers is the material. Quality porcelain veneers look like natural teeth, but lower quality veneers are often made of a material that doesn’t look like natural teeth at all. They can look too plastic. The color may be too white, may be uneven, or it may be too far off your natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers prepared using some techniques can also look too bulky. This makes your teeth look unattractive, and can be uncomfortable and irritating.

Cheap veneer material can also break or wear out too quickly.

Dental Crowns

When used cosmetically, dental crowns have many of the same problems as porcelain veneers. Some dentists are also continuing to offer porcelain fused to metal crowns, which look too opaque and can show the edge of metal.

We also see a lot of problems from same visit crowns, which are produced in a dentist’s office using computer design and manufacturing. These crowns are certainly convenient, but they don’t offer the same consistent quality we get with our dental labs.


Many dentists don’t offer a full range of orthodontic options, using just Invisalign or a similar option because it’s easier for them. These dentists may recommend Invisalign even if it’s not the right choice for your teeth straightening. As a result, you may be less than happy with the results of your procedure.

Because Rice Dentistry offers a full range of orthodontic options, we can use the one that will give you the best results for your smile.

Unhappy with Dental Work?

These are just a few examples of the benefits we can offer to people who have gotten poor results from cosmetic dentistry. We always want to make sure you’re happy with your smile, and we offer second opinion consultations to help you make the right call before you get poor quality dentistry.

Whether you are looking for a second opinion about upcoming dental work or a fix for poor quality dental treatment, please call Rice Dentistry in Irvine at (949) 551-5902 today for an appointment with an Orange County cosmetic dentist.