I had two Lumineers placed on my front teeth a couple of years ago. One of them is fine, but the other one has already fallen off three different times. Each time it causes my gums to bleed. Do you know why this one lumineer just won’t stay on?
Janet S.- Arkansas
Lumineers are a particular brand of porcelain veneers. All brands of porcelain veneers are placed with special bonding techniques that aren’t always taught in dental schools. However, if a dentist has adequate training they are not that hard to place. I would guess that your dentist does not have that training. The Lumineers brand does not require much for a dentist to get certified to place their brand. You are very fortunate that your veneer hasn’t broken any of the times it has fallen. It is also possible for a patient to swallow their veneer.
My recommendation to you would be to have a different dentist place your Lumineer on the next time you have a problem. Though there will be a charge for the new dentist to bond it, it will be a lot cheaper than having to replace a shattered Lumineer. The mynewsmile.com website can recommend a dentist in your area that is qualified to place your veneer for you. They screen cosmetic dentists carefully for both their education and the quality of their work. Whomever you find on that site, will be safe for you.
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