I got a set of six lumineers for my top teeth. All of them look fine except two, which seem to be a different color than the rest. My dentist didn’t see it and thought they all looked the same. He said the lighting was probably affecting the way I saw them. Now, they’re getting even darker. They have a gray/blue tint to them. What do I do?
Edith K. – Pennsylvania
There are a couple of possibilities for what is going on. First, because lumineers are so thin, you could be seeing the bonding agent behind the veneers.
Based on the discoloration you’re describing and the fact that it’s increasing, I think the second option is more likely. It’s possible your dentist didn’t get a good seal on those two teeth and there is some food or beverage getting between your teeth and lumineers.
This needs to be addressed because it can cause decay. You need to see your dentist and have him double check. If he’s not willing to do anything about it, get a second opinion from another dentist.
Sometimes pressure from their peers can encourage a dentist to do the right thing and repair a botched job.
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