I am definitely getting porcelain veneers, but I am a little nervous about it. I regret that I told my dentist I want them because he said he will do it but he only offers Lumineers. I really wasn’t thinking about Lumineers. Only because I don’t know enough about all the brands of veneers available. Now I am getting a little nervous. I asked my dentist how many of his patients have Lumineers and he said 10. That doesn’t sound like enough to me. I am not comfortable. Should I trust my dentist with Lumineers or find a cosmetic dentist? Does it matter? – Kristie D.
Kristie – A cosmetic dentist is your best choice for any type of cosmetic improvement to your teeth. He or she will examine your teeth and determine the best brand of porcelain veneers to use for your case. That brand may or may not be Lumineers®. If you look at Dr. Rota’s Lumineers page, you can read about the pros and cons for that brand.
In addition to providing the correct brand for your case, an experienced cosmetic dentist has completed many porcelain veneers cases, knows the best bonding techniques to secure your veneers, and will give you stunning results. As Dr. Rota’s page will show, it may be difficult to achieve stunning results with Lumineers.
You don’t have to make a decision right away. Have consultations with a few cosmetic dentists. You may be able to get recommendations from friends. If you can’t get recommendations, search the websites of a few cosmetic dentists to learn about their credentials and experience, and see if there is a section on the site to view photos of smile makeovers.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.