Lumineers are a type of cosmetic veneer that can be applied directly to your teeth without any need for tooth preparation beforehand. These veneers are very thin and made from a durable but ultra-thin material. They are designed to last many years, even decades, with the proper maintenance.
When Are Lumineers Used?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because you dislike the way your teeth look, then you probably hate smiling in general. You’re probably very self-conscious about the way you look when you smile, and you’re constantly worrying about what other people might think of your teeth. You might also be experiencing issues when it comes to eating or even speaking.
Luckily, with help from a dentist who offers Lumineers, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted. Most people choose Lumineers over other types of veneers because of the simplicity and convenience of the process. You won’t have to worry about having to prepare your tooth enamel by removing a portion of it. You can just come in for your procedure and be on your way home with a new smile!
How Do Lumineers Work?
Lumineers are basically veneers that don’t require any tooth preparation. They don’t cover the cusps of the teeth because they are very thin. As a result, they can be used to repair slightly misaligned teeth or close small gaps between teeth.
The procedure for placing them is very simple and usually takes only two visits to complete. After your first visit, we make an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab to have the Lumineers made. On your second visit, we will place the Lumineers on the teeth and check their fit and color. If everything looks good, then we’ll bond them permanently to your teeth.
Caring for Lumineers
Even though Lumineers don’t require any special maintenance, you should still get regular checkups and professional cleanings at our dental office to make sure the teeth are taken care of properly. Otherwise, the gums or existing restorations in the mouth can suffer from damage over time.
Since Lumineers are designed to be thin to not require any tooth preparation, they can sometimes chip. However, should this happen, we can replace just the chipped ones instead of redoing the entire set. Overall, Lumineers are very durable and will last for many years as long as you take care of them.
Advantages of Lumineers
- Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are ultra-thin and don’t require any complex preparation or procedure.
- They’re also designed to resist staining.
- The procedure is reversible, unlike for other types of veneers.
- Lumineers will fit perfectly into your smile as they are custom-fabricated.
- Our dentist will be able to help you choose the right shade for your replacement teeth, making them absolutely lifelike.
- Since the procedure doesn’t require any shots or drills, you shouldn’t experience any discomfort during the process.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (303) 427-4552 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 7475 Dakin St #335, Denver 80221.