Q: A friend told me that there is a veneer that does not require any drilling of the teeth. I have never heard of this. What do you think about this?
A: When something is just too good to be true, approach with caution: Examples: Spanx vs dieting and exercise as a way to look slimmer and Listerine and its statement that it can: “prevent and cure colds and sore throats; rinsing with it is as effective as flossing in fighting tooth and gum decay.” Both completely false.
There was a type of veneer promoted a good ten years ago called Lumineers. They had a very misleading full page ad in many magazines that read: “No drills, no shots, no pain.” (Or something like that.) One lab in California was making them.
They were basically contact-lens-thin sheets of porcelain made from one impression of the teeth. I took the course years ago and tried about five cases. I had to re-do all the cases with traditional “prep-veneers”. Lumineers basically, in medical terms, suck. Why:
Make sure you ask for Empress Veneers.