Pros and Cons of Lumineers

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Lumineers are a type of porcelain dental veneer that requires no preparation of the teeth before being placed. As a result, many patients seek to correct the imperfections in their smiles using dental Lumineers. Before you make a decision about the best option for your teeth, we will take a look at some pros and cons of Lumineers.

Pros

• Less invasive placement procedure requiring no removal of the enamel
• The process is entirely reversible if you are unsatisfied
• Lumineers normally last around 10 years, but can last up to 20 with proper care
• Your new smile can be ready within 72 hours of your impressions being taken
• In some cases they can be less expensive than traditional dental veneers

Cons

• Lumineers can have the effect of making the teeth look longer or more bulky in some cases
• Not ideal for patients suffering from bruxism, as the clenching and grinding forces can ruin them
• Not repairable. They will need to be replaced if damaged
• May not be suitable for every patient

The decision as to whether or not you should have Lumineers placed is one that you should discuss with your cosmetic dentist.

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