Lumineers are a kind of veneer, called No-prep veneers, that is meant to restore the look of damaged or slightly discolored teeth. They are a layer of artificial porcelain that is placed over the tooth surface that can be implemented without any preparation period, in which is usually required by traditional veneers, which is why they tend to be a very popular choice among those with very surface-level aesthetic concerns rather than the more structural issues that veneers tend to address. This does not mean that Lumineers don’t last. No, if a knowledgeable expert dentist took care of your lumineer, and you were a candidate for no prep veneer treatment then your lumineers should be set to last for at least ten to 15 years give or take. Since lumineers are additive procedures, know that they will look more bulky compared to the veneers. For more information on veneers vs lumineers, know that there is give and take, pros and cons for lumineers vs porcelain veneers. If your lumineers keep coming off, know that this is highly unusual and most likely a consequence of poor bonding protocol and bite (occlusion) problems.
Lumineers Keep Coming Off? First, Don’t Worry
If your lumineers are coming off for whatever reason, your first instinct is probably to worry a lot. After all, these are supposed to stand in for your teeth, right? Well, first of all, don’t panic. A lot of people’s concern, for example, is that they might swallow one of the lumineers. However, were this to happen, you won’t get sick, nor are they big enough to represent a real choking hazard. Even if there’s no inherent danger in this, however, you shouldn’t have to go through it. Not only is it inconvenient and unpleasant, but it can also compromise your smile in aesthetic and functional ways. Seek an expert cosmetic dentist with experience only.
Reach Out to a Cosmetic Dentist
What you need to do is reach out to your dentist and let them know that your lumineers are coming off. If they are a dentist of repute, they should at the very least give you your money back. They might also offer to reapply the lumineers, but why would you want them to do a bad job all over again? No, you probably want a better cosmetic dentist to take care of this, which is what the Celebrity Dentist himself, Dr. Anthony Mobasser, can help you with.
Find out the Root cause of loose Lumineers?
As per Dr Mobasser, the main cause of lumineers coming off is:
1-Not following strict dental bonding protocol by your dentist.
2-The fit of your lumineers are faulty, and not a perfect fit. This causes micro leakage and bacteria, and Debond your no-prep veneers. Of course causing inflammation of your gums also.
That can be due to the laboratory not delivering a perfect fit lumineers or not an accurate impression by your dentist!
3-Your bite or occlusion was not analyzed prior to you getting your lumineers, and due to function problems you may dislodge the no prep veneers, or lumineers.
4-The bonding material was expired, and not working!
5- Your dentist did not analyze if you are a candidate for lumineers? Not everyone is a candidate for lumineers.
If you are experiencing loose lumineers, It is best to call and see Dr. Mobasser at to take care of the problem once and for all.