Stain on My Lumineers
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I just spent a fortune on Lumineers and am a bit heartbroken about the results. I specifically asked for a very white smile but for some reason the dentist ordered a stain on them. I didn’t get to see them before he bonding them on. When I finally go to look at them, I wasn’t thrilled wtih the color and asked why they weren’t as white as I was thinking. That is when he told me about the stain and that it was to make sure the teeth looked natural. When I mentioned this was completely the opposite of what I told him I wanted, his response was that he was sure I would get used to them and to give it a couple of weeks. I did, but still wasn’t happy. He had me come back and he “solved” it by drilling off the top layer. Now they look uneven and dull. I feel like he damaged them and want him to do them over. Is there anything I can do convince him to do these over?
Let’s start with this color issue. A true cosmetic dentist would never add a stain to your smile makeover unless you wanted one; nor, would they bond them on without you getting to look at them on your teeth with a temporary try-in paste and getting your approval. Unfortunately, it does not sound like you went to a true cosmetic dentist. He sounds more like your general family dentist who dabbles in cosmetic work.
Something else that hints at his lack of expertise is the fact that he placed Lumineers on your teeth, instead of another brand. Lumineers are just another brand of porcelain veneers. The difference with this particular brand is two-fold. One, they are highly marketed to inexperienced cosmetic dentists as being easy to place. Second, they are owned by the DenMat company and force dentist’s to use the DenMat lab, which most expert cosmetic dentists find to produce subpar materials.
The good news, if you can call it that, is that your dentist destroyed your porcelain veneers by filing off the surface. This takes away the protection that keeps them from staining. It sounds like he left them in pretty bad shape too, which will mean that they don’t even look like real teeth.
I would go see an expert cosmetic dentist and let them examine your smile makeover. They may be able to help you to get a refund. Then you can get that smile makeover done by someone who has the artistry as well as the expertise. I would look for an AACD accredited dentist. These are the top cosmetic dentists in the country.
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