I recently had a Lumineer placed on my tooth. It has only been two months and my Lumineer broke off. All that I can think of that happened was that in the morning I yawned and I felt a “pop” when I closed my mouth. I can’t believe it, at least one-third of it is gone.
When I contacted the Lumineers company, they said it would be replaced free of charge. That got me thinking though, do I really want another one that will simply come off. I don’t want to be constantly worried about it. I guess I would hope for a partial refund but they keep steering me in the direction of getting it replaced. The dentist that placed it won’t even call me back, just the Lumineers contact.
– David from Florida
Even though Lumineers are marketed as being extremely strong, they can break just like any type of porcelain veneer. The bond to the tooth is where the strength comes from. So if they aren’t bonded well, breakage is always a risk. When they are done properly and the bite is aligned, and you take care of them then they shouldn’t break.
Unfortunately, I don’t think you’ll have much luck from a legal perspective demanding any kind of refund. The dentist is responsible for the application. So that is where you would potentially get a refund. The dentist doesn’t have to refund you and I’m sure he or she would prefer to replace it.
I would question whether the dentist is experienced in Lumineers? If it is applied properly then there is no need to worry. It should stay in place. I would recommend letting them try again. If you run into more problems, then it may be that the dentist is inexperienced.
Best of luck.
This post was provided by Plano Cosmetic Dentist Whitmore DDS.