I had a Lumineer put on a tooth that embarrassed me. It has falled off three times. The last two times my gums started bleeding. Can you help me know what is going wrong?
Jennie- Alvadore, Oregon
Lumineers, or any type of porcelain veneers, are bonded on with a special technique for bonding porcelain. Unfortunately, this type of training isn’t always taught in dental school, and has to be learned with post graduate continuing education for cosmetic dentists. Though I can’t be certain, because I am not present when your dentist is bonding your veneer, it sounds to me like he or she is unfamiliar with the proper technique for doing this. Once a veneer is bonded on, it should stay put for many years.
My suggestion to you is to look for another dentist who is qualified to place this properly. One of the ways to do this, is to look on the mynewsmile.com website. They check the educational qualifications and work quality of cosmetic dentists and recommend ones they feel are up to snuff. Dr. Hurley is a recommended dentist for New Jersey on their site. She has to verify her training and submit pictures of work she’d performed. Any dentist listed on that site would be more than capable of permanently placing your Lumineer.
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