I got Lumineers to improve my smile, including the color. My dentist put a stain on them in order to make them look “natural”. If wanted my teeth to look the way they did before I wouldn’t have gotten Lumineers. Is there anything that can be done?
Brooke- Benton, AR
A lot of it will depend on if they were permanently bonded on or not. If he just did a temporary try in paste, then he can send them back to get the color you want. However, if they were bonded on already, you would need a new set of Lumineers.
Unfortunately you dentist will probably not do that for free. Did you tell your dentist ahead of time what level of whitening you wanted? If so, he has some responsibility to meet what you guys agreed on.
When dentists are in dental school, they are taught that teeth need a staining put on them in order to look more natural. However, most cosmetic dentists have learned that what you really need is to listen to the desires of their patients.
If your dentist is not willing to work with you then you’ll probably have to find another dentist to fix your work. Get a consultation with them ahead of time to make sure it is someone who will really listen to you.
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