After Dental Lumineers

After Dental Lumineers

Post-care instructions for Lumineers

  1. Avoid chewing on or eating hard foods on the restorations
  2. Keep lumineer area clean to maintain tissue compatibility (the contour of the prosthesis must allow the surrounding tissue to conform to a natural, healthy position)
  3. Clean teeth properly

How to care for dental lumineers

Lumineers require the same regular and consistent home and professional dental care as your natural teeth.

  1. Brush after eating and before bedtime around the lumineers with a soft toothbrush, especially where the lumineer meets the gum line.
  2. Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain good oral hygiene.

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Possible Risks and Complications

. One of the chief complaints against prep-less veneers such as Lumineers is over-contouring. This means that the teeth appear bulkier or larger than they should be due to non-drilling or removal of a part of the enamel. The now-large teeth may affect a person’s speech and bite. They may also be a cause of embarrassment or reduced self-esteem.

. Sometimes in an effort to fit the Lumineers to the surface of the teeth, they are placed just above the gum line. The gums may then become irritated, which can lead to irritation and gum disease.

After Dental Lumineers

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. The veneers may also result in tooth decay. This happens when the veneers that are too thick change the contours of the teeth, creating a “ledge.” Because of the ledge, it’s more difficult to clean the teeth, and so plaque can build up. The accumulation of such deposits over time may cause the gradual deterioration of the teeth.

. Financially, Lumineers can be pretty costly for an average person. Since they’re often treated as cosmetic appliances, they are usually not covered by dental insurance, although many clinics these days provide financing.

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