I’ve been thinking about getting Lumineers, but I heard that they look bulky because the tooth is not filed down. Is that true? — Stacia
Lumineers are probably one of the most advertised cosmetic dental procedures in magazines and on TV today. While most of the information they convey is technically correct, there is some misconception about a couple of issues. Lumineers are a great solution for many people, but it’s important that dentists let patients know that they can appear bulkier than expected. Also, they are not the best option for covering or masking dark stained teeth, and many Lumineers DO require some tooth preparation, even though they are marketed as “no-prep.”
Before you do anything, your best advice is to find a dentist whose expertise is cosmetic dentistry. Someone who performs a variety of cosmetic procedures such as whitening and works with other brands of porcelain veneers. You’ll be able to get an honest opinion as to whether or not Lumineers will work for you, and also find out about other options that may be available. It would be a shame to invest the time and money and then be very unhappy with your results.
This blog post is brought to you by Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Phelan Thomas. For more information on the services he provides, please visit his Des Moines cosmetic dentist website.