When you're planning for a procedure, you want to know as much as you can beforehand. This is true for any medical or dental issue: if you're better informed and you understand the condition and its treatment, you can partner more effectively with your practitioner to ensure you get an excellent outcome. However, it can be hard to figure out what questions you should ask. If you have a tooth problem and veneers are a recommended solution, here are some things to find out in advance of a Lumineers® placement.
- What are the differences between the kinds of tooth veneers? Veneers are made from different materials, and each of them has its advantages. Because Lumineers are thin without sacrificing strength, they are different from other kinds of veneers. Ask your dentist to show you what the differences are in the preparation, the placement procedures, and the veneers themselves.
- Would Lumineers be a good solution to my dental problem? There is no substitute for a recommendation from a dentist — dental health is a personal issue, and the advice of a trusted professional is the most important thing when you're making decisions about it. Talk about the options that you have to treat your issue, and ask whether Lumineers would fit the bill.
- What happens during the Lumineers procedure? While every case is customized to the patient, in general, placing Lumineers involves very little preparation work on your teeth, which can lead to reduced time in the dentist’s chair and less pain.
- How much experience do you have with Lumineers? Experience can be one good predictor of the outcome of a procedure. If a dentist has done a technique many times before, and has extensive recent practice, it's more likely that you'll be delighted with the results. If your dentist is a certified Lumineers dentist, you can be sure that he or she has plenty of experience fitting and placing them. As we said, all cases are unique, and we'd like to encourage you to get a professional opinion. If you haven't already talked to one, please use our online locator to find a Lumineers Dentist near you. It'll be your first step to a radiant smile!