Am I a good candidate for Lumineers? Is bonding + shaping + whitening a better option? Veneers are out of the question. (Photo)
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Lumineers vs. traditional veneers
Best solution a teeth whitening and reshaping with some bonding. Get a Nightguard and you will be fine.
PS: Another reason why Lumineers are not so aesthetic is because they are monotone (monochromatic) thus one 1 porcelain is used and they have "no depth." Our master lab technician here in Beverly Hills is able to create the most beautiful no prep veneers with a polychromatic look (several porcelain layers used) to give the most natural and real looking results.
Again results are stunning only if the right conditions are met. I hope I was able to help.
Veneers out of the question ... #SarahThompsonDMD #STLDentist
Based on your description of things, I would highly recommend porcelain veneers. However, you are opposed to veneers, but open to Lumineers. Lumineers are just a type of no-prep/minimal prep veneers. They typically do not last nearly as long as other minimally prepped veneers; the veneers that I place are typically guaranteed for 10 years, but expected to last 20-30 years with proper oral hygiene.
Bonding is typically going to be only a temporary fix because bonding is always going to chip and stain; it's just a matter of time.
Shaping (also known as filing) is a viable option. You could have your dentist try this technique first, but this will not brighten your tooth shade.
Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
O Fallon, Illinois and St. Louis, MO
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