Why do my veneers look bulky

I got the lumineers veneers. I think the color and shape are fine, but they seem bulky.  Is that normal?

Beth Q. – California


Normal for other brands of porcelain veneers, no. Normal for Lumineers, unfortunately all too often.  This brand of porcelain veneers is often marketed to inexperienced cosmetic dentists as easy to place because there is no prep needed.

Unfortunately, that isn’t true with many of the cases that are presented. For quite a few patients, some form of tooth prep is necessary. Without it, the teeth will look bulky.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about that if they’ve already been permanently bonded on. You can see if your dentist is willing to give you a refund, but they’re hard to get unless there is something that makes your bite unable to function properly.

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