When do I take them out to clean them?
I Just Had Lumineers Put In, but Do Not Know How Often I Am Suppose to Take out?
Doctor Answers (6)
You Probably do not have lumineers as those are not removable but you probably have something called Snap On Smile. Which is a low cost alternative to veneers. They are what we call "Party Teeth". They are used for Socializing and should not be used to sleep or eat in them. So You should clean your teeth before and after wearing them.
Can't take Lumineers Off!
I am assuming your Lumineers were bonded on.
SO...agressively brush and floss these, just
as you do all of your teeth.
Marcus Whitmore, DDS
Lumineers are not removable
If you mean take them out to clean, as in nightly like dentures, then you did not get Lumineers®. Lumineers are bonded in place and can only be cut off.
If you mean how often would you need to replace them (cut them off and get new ones), then that is up to you. If over time they appear chipped, worn or discolored, then consider replacing. They SHOULD last many years, 5-10 being reasonable but often MUCH longer.
Web reference: http://www.bestseattledentist.com/html/veneers-seattle.html
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Take out Lumineers?
Lumineers are bonded to the teeth and are not removable. You should clean them with brush and floss like normal teeth.
Lumineers works for a long time .
Lumineers are the non-prep veneers and mostly the tooth enamel in intact at bonding the veneers to the tooth. if there is Nil leakage under the veneer and no gap between the tooth and restoration, Lumineers works for at least 10 to 15 years, You do not need to change them unless you get the gum recession or the veneer chipped.
Porcelain Veneers: Minimal prep porcelain veneers
If you had Lumineers placed, then you do not remove them. Lumineer is a type of porcelain veneer that is a non-prep veneer and is bonded into place. If correctly placed then you should be able to brush and floss like your natural teeth. If you cannot, then call your dentist and make sure that they are finished properly so that you can keep them clean and healthy. I hope this helps.
Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF
Houston Cosmetic Dentistry
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