I have porcelain veneers that are really old and chipped. I have seen a couple of dentists that have given different recommendations. The first one is recommending that I have the veneers replaced with crowns. The other said I should get Lumineers even though I had tooth preparation done originally when my first set of porcelain veneers was placed. Do you know if Lumineers can be made thicker? And also do you know if my current veneers can be removed without damaging what little is left of my natural teeth? I’m left a bit confused with these two dentists’ opinions that are so different.
– Nora in Oregon
I would be a little hesitant to move forward with one of these dentists. It is surprising that neither one of them recommended replacing your old veneers with a new set of porcelain veneers.
The dentist that recommended crowns, likely is not experienced with cosmetic dentistry and doesn’t know how to do porcelain veneers well. And I would presume the other one is comfortable with Lumineers but not with porcelain veneers.
If you are specifically looking for Lumineers dentists, that may not be the best approach. You need to find an expert cosmetic dentist that is experienced in porcelain veneers and Lumineers, as well as other cosmetic procedures. An excellent cosmetic dentist should be able to remove your old veneers without further damage to your teeth and replace them with a beautiful new set.
I hope this information was helpful.
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