Our team believes that everyone deserves to have a smile that they can be proud of, and that is why we are proud to offer our patients the advanced restorative devices known as Lumineers. These thin strips of porcelain are used to treat many different imperfections, including internal stains, severe external discoloration, gaps between the teeth, and cracks. They are applied directly to the front of the teeth in a matter of minutes, and many patients are able to preserve their Lumineers for well over a decade. If you are tired of hiding your smile because of certain blemishes, then you might be the perfect candidate for Lumineers.
Understanding Traditional Veneers
Even though traditional veneers are a good treatment option in some situations, patients need to be aware of the potential drawbacks. Unlike Lumineers, a traditional veneer is made from a relatively thick strip of porcelain. Before placing that strip over a tooth, a good amount of enamel must be removed. That means the patient will need to wear dental veneers for the rest of their life or they will experience a variety of unwanted secondary complications.
A Complete Smile Restoration
Lumineers are about as thick as a contact lens, and we usually won’t have to alter the structure of your teeth before putting them in place. During your appointment, we will go over your medical history and thoroughly exam your teeth and gums. As a general rule, patients need to have relatively healthy teeth and gums if they would like to undergo this procedure. Oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay could impact the results, and they must be treated before placing any veneers over your teeth.
After we have examined your mouth, we can then take precise measurements of your teeth. Those measurements are then used to create each veneer according to our exact specifications. These devices are held in place with a powerful bonding agent that is cured with a special light.
Benefits of Lumineers
Many patients are now choosing Lumineers over traditional dental veneers because no damage is done to the natural teeth. We aren’t going to use any harsh anesthetics or painkillers during your appointment. Other than avoiding hard foods for a day or two, you won’t have to follow any unusual aftercare instructions. Lumineers can be cleaned and cared for just as if they were your natural teeth.