Do you do Lumineers? I don't want my teeth ground down. If you do what would the cost for 6 or 8 of those be? Also I'm from San Diego so how many visits is this?
Anastasia S. asked on May 10, 2012
I would suggest contacting Alliance Dental & Orthodontics directly at (415) 986-2626 for more information and price quote.
Sammy T. from Groupon replied on May 11, 2012
Thank you for your question. Veneers are all made out of the same material, and function the same way. Lumineers is just one of many brands of veneers. When it comes to grinding down your tooth prior to the placement of the veneers, this completely depends on what it is that you want to achieve with your teeth. For example, if you have a tooth which you think is too big, or too pointy--you want to change the shape in some way--then this tooth would require some grinding down in order to accomodate the smaller veneer--and this would be the case whether you were using Lumineers or any other brand of veneers. However, if you wanted a small tooth made larger, then again, regardless of the brand, this tooth would require no preparation at all--as Lumineers claims. In the end you can think of it this way--there are two extremes when discussing how much prep work is required before the placement of veneers--including Lumineers.--there are cases on the one end that require little to no preparation at all--the veneer is simply adhered to the tooth--or there are cases on the other end of the spectrum where the patient's teeth are so misaligned that they would need to do orthodontic work--either braces or Invisalign--prior to the placement of veneers. This is because only with orthodontic work can the teeth be straightened enough so that the doctor can avoid significantly grinding them down prior to the placement of veneers--which is what is claimed by the Lumineers company. Hope this information helps when you are making your decision.
Ann P. from Merchant replied on May 13, 2012