I want to get Lumineers, but my dentist said he will only give them to me if I get a night guard. He said it is because I grind my teeth at night. Is it true that I will really need a night guard in that case?
Rory P.W. -Manhattan
Yes, it is possible that you will really need to have a night guard, especially if you have a grinding habit. Lumineers, like any brand of porcelain veneers, are very strong. However, any one of them will begin to chip when you grind your teeth.
Think of it this way, if you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a smile makeover, wouldn’t you want to do everything you could to protect it? In this case you will be spending a couple of hundred extra dollars to protect the thousands you’ve already spent.
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