Lumineers are similar to traditional veneers but are thinner and don’t require as much tooth enamel to be removed. Because the tooth enamel isn’t removed, there is no permanent change to the teeth. The thickness of the Lumineers is about the same as a contact lens. They resemble natural tooth enamel and resist staining from coffee, tea, or cigarettes. At Englewood Dentistry, many patients choose Lumineers because they require very little tooth preparation and are reversible. Also, because the procedure is non-invasive, there is no need for sedation.
The Advantages of Lumineers
Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are ultra-thin and don’t require the removal of tooth enamel beforehand. They are also less invasive and can be an excellent choice for patients who want to avoid anesthesia or are apprehensive about visiting the dentist for cosmetic procedures.
Since there is no permanent alteration of the smile’s structure with Lumineers, patients don’t have to worry about unwanted changes to their bite or how their smile looks when they talk or smile. Patients will enjoy natural-looking teeth that maintain their proper length after the procedure.
Another benefit of choosing Lumineers is that they can match the color of your natural teeth, which means that no one will notice that you’ve had work done to improve your smile unless you tell them!
Lumineers can last for up to two decades when properly cared for, making them a long-lasting solution for patients with chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration in their teeth.
Is Lumineers A Good Option?
Lumineers are an excellent choice for patients with minor misalignment issues, such as small gaps between their teeth or slightly overlapping teeth. Since it is so thin that patients don’t have to worry about it looking bulky and fake when placed on their teeth. It is firm and durable, so there is no worry about them chipping or even breaking off in some cases.
Your dentist will make an impression on your teeth and the surrounding teeth that will remain unaffected by the Lumineers. The impression is sent to a laboratory where skilled technicians use the impressions to create a precise model of your customized smile. The model is used to design your custom set of Lumineers using a shading system to give them a natural appearance. The final step is bonding each Lumineers to the front of each tooth with durable dental resin for a picture-perfect transformation!
For more information about how Lumineers are an effective solution for improving your smile quickly, visit Englewood Dentistry at 334 Grand Ave, Englewood 07631, or call (201) 541-8111.