Many thanks for your response, you've made my day, but a few points to clarify:
When you said:" wait for a new crown" at the end, did you mean "Lumineer"? (Crown can also mean "dental crown", which I am NOT doing. I am doing NO-PREP lumineer.)
Second, My lumineers were placed within the last month or so, but I won't replace them until next year because it is the holiday season right now (I don't want to have uneven teeth for Christmas). So do I need to worry about "timing" if I do want to keep the original design?
Last question: I heard that the dental office would keep the mold of my lumineers in case of replacement. Is that true? If so, I probably don't need to worry about timing or whether or not I will get a set of IDENTICAL lumineers. l really like the original lumineer design and don't want them to be different.
But my dentist told me that he would need to first remove the existing lumineers and then make another impression for the lab before placement in a few weeks. But why? My teeth should be the same as few weeks ago before lumineers were placed on me. why would he need to take another impression again? (My GUESS: Perhaps for the side in contact with my original teeth...Perhaps because he has bonded my lumineers on my teeth, there are some "residual materials" that will make the surface of my original teeth slightly different from my original teeth before lumineers were ever placed on them. So to ensure perfect fit, he wants to take another impression to make sure. Is my guess correct?)
The botXXXXX XXXXXne: I want to make sure: 1) he can replicate an identical set of lumineers as the original for me 2) my original teeth structure will not be affected.
Please answer. (I have included some bonus for you. Please answer in details. I am very concerned and would like to get every fact straight.)
Please explain. Thanks
Dr. Alex, I forgot to ask for another clarification: You said it was EASY to remove Luminners without damaging the tooth underneath them.
Is that SPECIFIC to LUMINEERS or ALL VENEERS? I just looked around the web and many places say "removing a VENEER is challenging."
My dentist also said it is EASY and would damage my teeth AT ALL (and he is an accredited comestic dentist)
I hope this is true because when I think of drilling, I am freaked out.
Also, does it take long to remove a lumineer?
Have you done lumineers yourself? I really like the result, but it was chipped accidentally. Do you know how the warranty works? Does DEN-MAT really honor their waranty and they will find an excuse to avoid the responsibility? Many thanks