I recently got Lumineers and I really like how they look. However, my lip keeps getting caught on them when I’m talking. IS there anything I can do about it?
Corinne E.- Minnesota
Lumineers are often marketed as a no-prep technique. In many other brands of porcelain veneers, your teeth are shaved just a smidge (about the depth of a fingernail). When you don’t do that, they can be a little bulky and a few millimeters too long. I suspect this is why your lip is getting caught.
If your dentist is an expert cosmetic dentist, then it is possible to gently shave the Lumineers and then re-polish them. However, your dentist would have to be in the top 1% of dentists in order for that to turn out well.
Your only other option is to have the Lumineers re-done, but this time with some tooth preparation.
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