What do i do if i dont like my permanents?

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I pick up my perms on Thursday. my dentist was so worried about fit with my wax try-ins, he wouldn’t listen to me about the tooth shade, and I cant afford to have them remade if i have to pay for them. what do i do if i don't like the perms?
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Diana Zambory

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As a fairly common practice with the dentist is he bases the color of your teeth on the whites of your eyes. As we age then that white begins to dim and turns more like a cream color. So depending on your age that's where he would choose it and if you are not happy with that color you need to speak up then and have him correct it at that point before you even leave. You just politely tell him that you're not taking those teeth out that those are totally the wrong color for you. That's all you got to do. I'm sure he can send them back in and get them back in a couple of days and they can whiten that up if you want it whiter.
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Nancy E Colson

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I, too, pick up my permanents next week. I am already happy with the look/color, my dentist is happy with the fit, I am concerned about comfort. In order to get suction and seal my dentist was happy with, the palate extends further back than I am comfortable with. I told him that it was literally making me gag, he said it is easy to shorten it than lengthen it. I have a feeling he thinks I'll get used to it. I'm not so sure.
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lisa j Llewellyn

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I pick up my perms Tues. As I am excited (especially after the wax try-in). But I think the change is drastic and I'm worried too. What's a girl to do?????
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lisa j Llewellyn

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I pick up my perms Tues. As I am excited (especially after the wax try-in). But I think the change is drastic and I'm worried too. What's a girl to do?????
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Nancy E Colson

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Me too Lisa. I'm also getting mine on Tuesday. I'm most worried about comfort.
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Clairetta O'Neal Anderson

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Make doggone sure they are exactly what you want. I got stuck with a set that is way too big for me and has an overbite. Thank God, literally, my insurance is paying for a new set. Now I'm just trying to find a dentist I trust. My experiences, with some, haven't been the greatest, and I've been wearing them for over 40 years.
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I’m in the wax stage now. First try they were so bulky and no room for my tongue. Second time, major overbite. I picked this dentist because he has been a dentist for over 30 years. I know the temps were sent to a lab, now I think he is doing it himself and doesn’t have the right equipment. He told me a lot of people have an overbite. Losing confidence in him, but for sure will make sure they are done right and functional.
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Hi Elizabeth,

What shade did you pick and the Dentist go ahead with? The shade most of the time is a little brighter then your lower teeth unless you choose a lot brighter. Naturally our lower teeth go darker then our uppers. The fit of the try in will feel like a lot as it's wax. It has to be pretty thick or the wax will melt in your mouth from your body temperature and the teeth will fall out of place. Hope this helps. I hope you're happy when you get your new teeth! :)
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I picked the second lightest shade and he picked on that made me look like a smoker when I'm not
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Donnie

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i read every post here-YOU have the final say in tooth color-not the dentist and make sure you like it in wax because that's what it's going to look like after it's processed.  look at it in a mirror (standing and a real mirror) not laying back in a chair in the 'barbie doll' mirror they give you-you/we should have a say in size/color and shape of our teeth-i worked for a lab. for a couple of yrs. before i retired-teeth come in many sizes-shapes-colors-even hollywood white 'if' you can pull it off-smile and look at yourself in the 'at rest' position and see how you look-what it looks like in wax is how it's going to look AFTER its processed.  don't let the dentist tell you it's o.k. if it's not.  
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Josie

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That may be A2. I would let him know to proceed with the shade you chose. Did you sign a Treatment Plan?
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Josie

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At the end of the day Elizabeth it's your mouth and you're the boss! You're paying for it so you should have the final say. We always ask our patients to be very critical on their Try in appt and if they can bring someone with them to have a look as well. Most of us don't stare at ourselves in the mirror all day so it's good to bring someone close to you that looks at you often.
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That is a helpful piece of advice! Thanks Josie!
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Josie

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You're welcome David. I hope your journey is a positive one. If you have any questions I can try and help.