My dentist knew I was considering getting some porcelain veneers. He got lumineers certified so he could place them. My only concern is that he doesn’t do any other type of cosmetic work, plus I wasn’t sure I wanted lumineers. I had a friend who received them and wasn’t too thrilled. I was thinking a different brand. But, after my dentist went through all that trouble, I wonder if they’ll be sufficient. What do you think?
Paige W. – Baltimore
You are obviously a very loyal patient; AND your dentist obviously cares about you to get a new education in order to help you fulfill a dream. Both of those things being said, I don’t think I’d have him place your lumineers.
The first reason blends with the second. Lumineers aren’t always the most aesthtic brand. It usually takes someone with a lot of artistic training to make them look good and that is if the lumineers lab get’s it right. Many cosmetic dentists aren’t thrilled with their lab.
Secondly, your dentist, by his own admission, is new at this. I’m guessing you’ve been saving up for this costly procedure for some time. You don’t want to be disappointed in the results.
IF you decide to go with your dentist, here is what I suggest you require first. Have him agree to first put the lumineers on your teeth with a try on paste– not permanently bond them on. Then, make sure he lets you look at them in several different types of light and have some of your friend or family peak at them too. If you’re thrilled with them, he can bond them on. If you’re not absolutely excited about them, they go back. From there, he can either try again or not charge you and allow you to go to another dentist. The lumineers don’t get bonded on until you’re satisfied.
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