Lumineers are a great choice to help make your smile sparkle.
If you think your smile is missing the sparkle and you are wondering what to do about it, we have an answer for you. Thankfully, there are several treatment options available that can help you achieve sparkling teeth and a beautiful smile. If your teeth are stained, chipped, or there are unsightly gaps in your teeth, they are a good choice for you. Also known as dental porcelain laminates, Dental Lumineers are a type of veneers that are extremely popular these days. These are ultra-thin, shell-like, and highly durable translucent covers placed over teeth to cover up cosmetic issues such as chips, gaps, and stains. They look exactly like natural tooth enamel. Each of the Lumineers is bonded to the front of the tooth.
Lumineers are typically made of porcelain or resin composites. While they are made from porcelain are more stain resistant, and composite based Lumineers have a more natural look.
How are Lumineers different from Veneers?
Veneers make your teeth appear whiter, brighter, and straighter. They are permanently bonded to the teeth and the preparation and application process is lengthy. On the other hand, Lumineers don’t require much preparation. However, they don’t last as long as veneers and not as effective at hiding seriously damaged or stained teeth. They are less expensive compared to Veneers.
Who is a good candidate for getting Lumineers?
Lumineers are recommended for people who have the following dental issues:
- Misaligned teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Teeth gaps
If you have any of the above-mentioned dental problems, you must visit your dentist. They will examine your damaged teeth and advice accordingly.
What does the Lumineers procedure involve?
When your doctor decides that you are good candidate for Lumineers and books you for the treatment, you will need to make two appointments with your dentist. During your first visit, they dentist will create a precise mold of your teeth and determine the right shade of white for your Lumineers. The idea is that they should look as natural as possible. The impression is then sent to a lab where they create custom Lumineers for you. During the second visit, the dentist will check them for fit and color, and then apply them to your natural teeth. In most cases, the process will not take more than an hour.
The procedure is totally painless. Lumineers are ultra-thin and are bonded to the surface of the teeth. In most cases, it is not necessary to numb or grind the natural teeth. So, there is no pain or discomfort. They feel completely natural and cause no discomfort while eating or speaking. You can enjoy your favorite foods and drinks like you always did.
What can Lumineers do for you?
Lumineers can solve many dental problems for you. They can:
- Brighten your discolored/yellow teeth
- Correct misshapen teeth
- Restore chipped teeth
- Eliminate gaps
- Align crooked teeth
- Boost your self confidence
One good thing one Lumineers is that they are reversible. They do not require grinding down of the tooth structure, so they can be removed if required. Once you have your Lumineers, you will need to follow a good dental hygiene routine to make sure your teeth continue to look beautiful and sparkling.
If you think Lumineers could be a good treatment option for your dental issues, speak to your dentist today. They will check your teeth and suggest what is best for you.