Are you ready for a more radiant smile and a more confident you? Lumineers may be the answer to all your questions. Porcelain veneers can correct the appearance of everything from discoloration to cracks, chips and gaps between teeth. Lumineers are veneers that can be applied without grinding or drilling your natural teeth, though.
What Makes Lumineers Different?
Thinner than other kinds of dental veneers, Lumineers preserve your natural teeth. Because there’s no drilling or grinding required, teeth aren’t rendered sensitive during the process, though you will have to pay special attention to cleaning and caring for your gums,
Because these ultra-thin veneers are translucent, they’re more capable of recreating an authentic enamel appearance. This makes them less than ideal for severe discoloration, though patients with mild to moderate discoloration can obtain a smile that looks and feels totally natural in as little as two pain-free visits.
What if you decide you no longer want veneers? Durable enough to last more than twenty years in clinical testing, Lumineers will be with you for a long time if you want them but can be removed without permanent damage to your existing teeth. This is not the case with traditional veneers, which require extensive grinding and filing of the natural tooth for proper placement. If you stay on top of your oral hygiene routine, the underlying teeth will remain strong and healthy.
You can eat or drink anything you want, including sticky foods, without damage to the Lumineers. The only things that will change about your lifestyle after the procedure are your confidence in your smile and your selfie-taking skills.
How Does the Procedure Work?
When you begin the process with your dentist of placing Lumineers, you’ll likely need to make three visits to the office. During the first visit, you’ll work with your dentist to create a mold of your current smile and to decide which shade of white is best for you. The mold will be sent to the lab, where your custom Lumineers are created. When they arrive, you’ll visit your dentist again to check fit and shade, and in most cases, have them painlessly applied right away.
If you want a brighter, whiter and more even smile quickly, Lumineers may be the perfect solution. Call us today at Waller Dental and make an appointment to discuss whether Lumineers are right for you with one of our expert dentists.