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My Lumineers Don’t Match My Other Teeth

August 6, 2016

I had four Lumineers done. I like them and they’re a beautiful shape and color, but they don’t match the teeth next to them. My regular teeth are darker than the Lumineers. Can I whiten them to match?

Celeste E. – Oregon


I’m glad you’re pleased with the Lumineers. I think the bigger problem here is you went to an inexperienced cosmetic dentist. Four Lumineers aren’t enough in your case and that obvious because the teeth next to them are visible.

Now, let’s say that four was absolutely all you could afford. In that case, your dentist should have had you whiten your teeth BEFORE the Lumineers were made. That way you could whiten them to the brightness you’d like and then your dentist would match the Lumineers to them.

Now, you can still whiten your teeth, and it may help, but they will not be an exact match to your Lumineers.  If you want an exact match, I would get a two to four more Lumineers to put on the adjacent teeth. You’d only need four more if you have a very wide smile.

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